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




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Army photos

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Nisei interpreter provides critical in World War II battle U.S. Army photos Capt. Tom Sakamoto is pictured ca. 1955. Military Intelligence history has numerous examples of heroic Japanese-American Soldiers who served during Wor...
 
 

Asian/Pacific Heritage Month: “Many Cultures, One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion” May 1 – 31, 2015

During the month of May we honor Asian and Pacific Americans for their military service and contributions to the success of our Nation. Despite historic obstacles, Asian and Pacific Americans have persevered and contributed to every aspect of American life. This month, we pay tribute to the tenacity, hope and resolve of Asian and Pacific...
 
 

“Army Civilians – Key to Mission Success”

For nearly 240 years, Army Civilian employees have been an integral part of enhancing and sustaining the readiness of America’s Army in times of war and peace. The Army team appreciates our civilian workforce for their daily support to Soldiers, their Families and our Nation. Our civilian employees provide mission-essential capabilities, stability, continuity and leadership,...
 

 

BLUE BORDER MESSAGE / SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE COMPLETED

At a court martial on 25 March 2015, a Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, was tried for committing sexual acts on multiple occasions by causing bodily harm. The 2LT pled not guilty, but was found guilty to the charge of sexual assault. On 27 March 2015, the 2LT was sentenced to a dismissal. The sexual assault...
 
 
Earth-Day-poster

Army Earth Day 2015: Sustain mission, secure future

STAND-TO! Celebrated each year on April 22, Earth Day started in 1970 as a grassroots effort to create an awareness of the Earth’s fragile environment, encourage environmental stewardship, and ultimately, develop environmenta...
 
 

Army Volunteer Corps shares philosophy on volunteerism

Special to The Scout Volunteering is a defining part of the American experience. From the Minutemen at Lexington to today’s all volunteer force, the Army relies on the fundamental connection between volunteerism and citizenship. The strength of the Army lies in its Soldiers, and the strength of Army communities lies in the talents and contributions...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin