8th MSG sweeps USFK 'Civilian Employees' awards

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8th MSG sweeps USFK 'Civilian Employees' awards

by: Senior Airman Brigitte N. Brantley | .
8th Fighter Wing PAO | .
published: August 01, 2012

7/29/2012 - KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Four of the Wolf Pack's finest civilians were named as winners in the 2012 U.S. Forces Civilian Employees of the Year Awards.

All four civilians work in the 8th Mission Support Group and were selected after a committee reviewed nearly 100 nominations from all throughout the Republic of Korea.

"Our civilians are the foundation of our mission. Not only it is a major accomplishment to have one winner, but we are thrilled to have four civilians to win at this prestigious level," said Col. Joseph Atkins, 8th MSG commander. "Our civilians are top-notch professionals who ensure our wing is mission-ready for any challenge."

The winners are:

Supervisor of the Year
Duck Y. Choi, 8th Force Support Squadron open mess manager

Professional of the Year
Tong Su Kim, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron mechanical engineer

Clerical employee of the Year
Chi Suk Kim, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron housing management assistant

Skilled employee of the Year
Ki Song Kim, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter (crew chief)

"Winning this is an honor I never expected," said Choi, who won Supervisor of the Year. "Working here is a unique experience. I'm proud to serve with the best of the best in the Wolf Pack, and this makes me even more proud of my work."

"Selecting the above winners from the many outstanding nominations was a difficult task," said Corine Rodriguez, USFK civilian personnel directorate, in a July 9 letter.

Gen. James Thurman, USFK commander, will present awards to the winners at a ceremony Sept. 21 at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan.

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