Camp Carroll supply shop in line for another award
January 24, 2004
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — A Camp Carroll supply operations center is on the way to winning its fifth straight award as the best medium-sized facility in the Army.
Supply Operations Supply Point 60, part of the 20th Area Support Group, has won the Army Chief of Staff Supply Excellence Award for its category every year since fiscal 2000. Supply Point 60 already won the 8th Army award for this fiscal year, placing it again in competition at the Department of the Army level.
Depot officials say the awards are nice but not their focus.
“It’s not so much that we prepare for the competition because basically we are being graded on our everyday performance,” said Hugh Benner, the Supply Point 60 accountability officer. “Making sure that we do everything right on a daily basis is what gets us into the competition.
“Making sure that every section is running according to all the Army regulations and policies and by a system of going around and checking each other, we are able to make improvements every time we see any deficiencies.”
Supply Point 60 is staffed by 32 workers, a mix of U.S. soldiers, civilians, Korean Service Corps personnel and South Korean employees. The depot is tasked with providing Area IV units everything from paper and clothing to petroleum, wood and vehicle parts. It supplies more than 200 military units with almost everything other than ammunition and medical supplies, officials said.
To win the award, units undergo a rigorous series of year-round inspections. The competition is open to active-duty Army bases, Army Reserve and National Guard components; they’re broken down into 15 different competition categories.
Now that Supply Point 60 has won the 8th Army award, it’ll face on-site evaluations by graders from the Quartermaster Center and School in Fort Lee, Va. Evaluations will be done according to logistics training manual standards.