Commentary

January 19, 2013

Message from the Commanding General – United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca

Martin Luther King Jr. Day safety message

On Monday we ask you to actively commemorate the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to our nation. Today we live the values he spoke about: courage, truth, justice, and service. His commitment to the vision and passion for equality shaped the civil rights movement. Since that time, other great Americans have continued to make the United States what it is today: the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Dr. King encouraged us to accept personal responsibility for our own welfare and advancement.

We must take positive steps to be the best we can be and help fellow citizens. Remember that this weekend is not time off, but “days on” to actively pursue these ideals. Throughout his life, Dr. King endeavored to build a common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together to address important community issues. Working alongside individuals of all ages, races and backgrounds, Dr. King encouraged Americans to come together to strengthen communities, alleviate poverty, and acknowledge dignity and respect for all human beings. Service, he realized, was the great equalizer.

Keep Monday in mind this year as thousands pause to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I also ask you to think of those still in service to our country and our surrounding communities.

I expect leaders at all levels to ensure our service members and civilians are informed on the potential hazards during this long weekend. Be mindful of the weather conditions as we are still experiencing random cold fronts that could present some safety concerns.

Properly outfit your vehicle with weather-appropriate safety resources, plan for delays, do not drive while intoxicated or tired, conduct a TRiPs assessment, and ensure you always have a charged cellular phone for emergency contact.

Encourage your junior leaders to identify “at risk” personnel and empower them to intervene when appropriate. Always keep safety in mind: whether you choose to use this holiday to enjoy your families and friends or whether you spend it serving those less fortunate, be proactive in preventing accidents and continue to be safe.

Always Out Front! Army Strong!

GREGG C. POTTER

Major General, USA

Commanding




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