United States Forces Korea (USFK) recognized 19 U.S. and Korean National civilian employees spanning 11 categories during USFK’s 2021 Civilian Employees of the Year awards ceremony at the River Bend Golf Course on Nov. 17.
Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, UNC/CFC/USFK commander, presided over the ceremony and expressed his appreciation for all the recipients, the USFK said.
“There are more than 12,000 civilian employees performing a wide variety of important missions and task that support our joint force,” said LaCamera. “Today, we honor some of them for their outstanding service on behalf of our nation and the ROK-U.S. Alliance.”
The Civilian Employees of the Year Award Ceremony recognizes the excellence and achievements of civilian employees from across USFK’s component commands stationed across the Republic of Korea. USFK headquarters and the component command were able to nominate candidates for each category, with an unbiased panel choosing the overall winners for each category.
Each awardee was presented with a plaque for their accomplishment by Gen. LaCamera.
“Our superb legion of dedicated civilians are an integral component of our readiness, our warfighting team, and our overall defense of freedom here on the peninsula,” said LaCamera. “We can’t do it without you!”