Army tri-signed letter: Public Service Recognition Week

Below is a copy of the U.S. Army’s letter on May 7 through 13 as Public Service Recognition Week, signed by Robert M. Speer, acting secretary of the Army, Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, and Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

Below is the text and image of the letter:

Public Service Recognition Week

“Army Civilians – Making an Impact for Our Army”

May 7-13, 2017

Public service is a noble and worthy calling. For over 30 years, during the first week of May, our Nation has honored and thanked the men and women of our Government’s workforce for their tireless service. Our Army – since the Revolutionary War – has relied on its Civilian workforce to provide expertise, stability, and continuity of operations.

The men and women of our Army Civilian Corps are integral to the Army Team that truly makes us “One Army.” For more than 240 years, Army Civilians have served alongside Soldiers. And today, Army Civilians in 497 occupations serve around the world. From engineering to cyber defense, research and development to acquisition, Army Civilians provide critical support daily.

Given the role that Civilians play in Army Readiness, it is essential that we continue to invest in and develop our Civilian technical experts, functional managers, and enterprise leaders throughout the force. We need an engaged Civilian workforce with a vibrant esprit de corps that provides the capabilities necessary to accomplish the Army’s mission and ensure that we remain a ready and modern Army.

To everyone that we honor during Public Service Recognition Week, thank you for a job well done. Army Strong!

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