POM Civilian of the
Month/Quarter/Year

Presidio of Monterey Employee of the Month/Year/Quarter Program recognizes individuals in the garrison workforce that demonstrate superior work effort, job knowledge, and customer service. Employees are nominated by their director for the Employee of the Month Award through instructions on the policy letter. Each quarter the monthly winners compete for Employee of the Quarter and a cash prize. Employee of the Quarter winners will compete for Employee of the Year and a cash prize.

2017 Civilian of the Year
Brad Hess, Presidio of Monterey Fire Department

 

POM Civilian of the Year 2017

Mr. Hess' exemplary performance exceeded the outstanding candidates that had received recognition as Civilians of the Quarter, with the maximum significant impact to the U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey. Mr Hess' exceptional dedication and commitment to the organization's mission, exceptional quality of customer service, and initiative significantly enhanced the Fire Department's operating effectiveness. Mr. Hess single-handedly identified and enhanced overall safety for firefighters and vehicles on the roadways. Mr. Hess reduced visible response times for POM Fire to arrive at the scene of emergencies which reduced the potential for loss of life and property damage. Mr. Bradley Hess' exemplary performance in the year brings great credit upon himslef, the POM Fire Department, the U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey, and the United States Army.

May 2018 Civilian Employee of the Month

Civilian of the Month
May 2018

Rhonda J. Gibson, Child & Youth School Services

 

Ms. Gibson assumed the duties of the Program Operations Specialist and trained the new Technology Specialist, while still completing her regular duties as the Child and Youth Services Office Support Assistant. In addition to completing all tasks for these higher graded positions, Ms. Gibson was proactively preparing all administrative files for the upcoming Army Higher Headquarters Inspection which occurred the following month. The results of the inspection yielded no significant or repeat findings for the Child and Youth Services administrative section. These results were due completely to Ms. Gibson's attention to detail and extra effort. Ms. Gibson understands the requirements for these two additional positions, both of which are at a higher grade than her own, and she still ensured there was no loss of service to the Presidio of Monterey Families during this time.

April 2018 Civilian Employee of the Month

Civilian of the Month
April 2018

Molly F. Evans, Public Works

 

Ms. Evans loyalty and dedication to duty are directly responsible for the continued success of the DPW engineering division. Ms. Evans submitted contract packages that reduced emergency response time to less than nine minutes. She coordinated planning between the Presidio of Monterey, RCI, DES, DPTMS, Safety and the City of Monterey on the City of Marina water pipeline project that will pass through General Jim Moore Blvd. Ms. Evans continually promotes the quality of life for our service members and the Monterey Military Community.

April 2018 Civilian Employee of the Month

Civilian of the Quarter
January-March 2018

Christopher Kimberly, Emergency Services

 

Mr. Kimberly's tremendous work ethic have allowed emergency service dispatch section to maintain outstanding first responder dispatch services despite the loss of the Computer Aided Dispatch tool and the section being as low as 60% strength. He developed CAD crash cards that are a tool for dispatchers to provide reliable, critical and timely information to emergency responders when the CAD is unavailable. He voluntarily performed the duties of the Dispatch Supervisor. He also developed a structured training program.

March 2018 Civilian Employee of the Month

Civilian of the Month
March 2018

Chris Kimberly, Emergency Services

 

Mr. Kimberly initiative, commitment and tremendous work ethic have allowed the emergency services dispatch section to maintain outstanding first responder dispatch services despite the loss of the Computer Aided Dispatch tool and the section being as low as 60% strength during the month of March. He developed CAD crash cards that are a tool for dispatchers to provide reliable, critical and timely information to emergency responders when the CAD is unavailable. His extreme commitment to the organization and the community he serves is evidenced by the fact that he voluntarily performed the duties of the Dispatch Supervisor for the first two weeks of March. He spent many hours working with the Fire Chief and the Deputy Fire Chief to research training requirements associated with this new CAD system that ultimately resulted in a streamlined training and certification program for employment of the new CAD system. He developed a structured training program for newly hired dispatchers and was personally involved in training three new dispatchers.

Feb. 2018 Civilian Employee of the Month

Civilian of the Month
February 2018

Jillian Santillanez, POM Victim Advocate

 

Jillian Santillanez was able to achieve critical protection for the twelve victims of domestic abuse requesting victim advocacy support. She made time to develop and deliver a Mindful Relationship class for couples with the intent to build and strengthen healthy Families. Ms. Santillanez developed and delivered a Tactical Breathing for Stress Relief, Mindfulness and Relaxation class for the POM Police Department. Additionally, in February, Ms. Santillanez, as a GS-9, stepped up to fill the void of the injured GS-11 New Parent Support Program Manager. She also represented the USAG POM Family Advocacy Program Manager at Monterey County Domestic Violence Collations Council at the Monterey County Distric Attorney's Office on 28 Feb. 2018. During that meeting, Ms. Santillanez shared her best practices for obtaining a higher percentage of complex and sometimes difficult rulings.

Jan. 2018 Civilian Employee of the Month

Civilian of the Month
January 2018

Lt. Edward A. Wilkins, POM Police Department

 

Lieutenant Wilkins labored over eighty hours of overtime in January, relinquishing eight of his 14 scheduled days off. Due to Wilkins' commitment, Physical Security was able to provide maximum coverage at the gates. Wilkins' superior customer service skills exceed expectation; although not his responsibility, he often escorted dependents and retirees with expired ID cards, Power of Attorney holders for disabled Veterans, and Gold Star Family Members to the Installation Legal Office and to the Military Personnel Division to expedite and streamline their visit to the Presidio of Monterey. His dedication and continuous drive to support the team are unsurpassed and set the standard for others to emulate.

See recipients of previous year:

 
 

GARRISON COMMANDER

Garrison Commander. Click photo to view bio.

Colonel Greg Ford

DEPUTY TO THE GC

Deputy to the Garrison Commander. Click photo to view bio.

Mr. Hugh H. Hardin

GARRISON CSM

Presidio of Monterey Garrison Command Sergeant Major. Click photo to view bio.

Command Sergeant Major
Roberto Marshall