Army

October 25, 2013

Jeannie’s Diner management gains Army-wide recognition

Tags:
Gabrielle Kuholski
Staff Writer

Sandra Perry, Jeannie’s Diner business manager, interacts with customers during lunchtime on Oct. 16. Perry is the fiscal year 2012 recipient of the Army-wide James A. Carroll award for most improved business operation.

Jeannie’s Diner patrons have a new reason to grab a bite to eat in the facility. Sandra Perry, Jeannie’s Diner business manager, is the recipient of the James A. Carroll Award for most improved business operation Army-wide in fiscal year 2012.

Perry was presented the award at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Employee Recognition Ceremony on Oct. 17 at the Thunder Mountain Community Centre. Dennis Maruska, Family and MWR director, and Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, presented Perry’s award. Maruska described Perry’s winning the James A. Carroll award as a tremendous honor. He explained it’s the highest accolade a facility and manager can be awarded in the business arena for MWR.

“ … you’re competing against all of those similar programs in the Army, and they don’t differentiate between small, medium and large installations — all installations are in the same category,” Maruska said during the ceremony. “So in each of these categories, there’s only one award winner Army-wide, and we were fortunate here to have one of our individuals selected for one of those awards.

As McFarland presented Perry with the award, he mentioned Jeannie’s Diner and others as a “touchpoint” for Soldiers, Families and members of the community. He added that the award “ups the ante” on the installation.

Sandra Perry, Jeannie’s Diner business manager, describes herself as the “ticket lady” as she puts orders together in the kitchen. Perry won the James A. Carroll award for most improved business operation for fiscal year 2012.

While Perry said she’s excited and honored to be a James A. Carroll recipient, she remained humble about the recognition. Working back in the kitchen of Jeanie’s Diner the day before the ceremony, Perry emphasized how much she values her team. She said while her recognition carries great significance, the team she works with is the most important winning element.

“I would like to applaud my staff,” Perry stated during the ceremony. “We work hard all year long … they did an excellent job so this award is not just for me. It’s for them.”

The James A. Carroll Jr. Award was established in 1976 in honor of James A. Carroll Jr., a civilian and military hospitality leader until his passing in 1975. In 1991, the Army established an excellence-in-management awards program recognizing outstanding managers. In 1999, a new category for the most improved facility was added. Perry was selected as the 2012 winner in this category.

“It truly is a prestigious award in Family and MWR, especially in the business arena,” Maruska said. “There’s no higher award you can get, and to have Sandy and Jeannie’s Diner recognized, I think is just an outstanding tribute to the great job they provide to our community.”

Jeannie’s Diner operates within Desert Lanes Bowling Center. The 50s-60s style facility serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The facility is open Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Monday – Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.




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


 
 

 
David Kamm, NSRDEC

Natick studies link between body armor fit, performance

David Kamm, NSRDEC Rachel Terveer measures a Soldier’s forward reach extension as part of a study at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center that seeks to understand the link between body armor fit and...
 
 
SFL-TAP_logo_Color

Transition Assistance Program is for spouses, too

Spouses of transitioning and retiring service members are eligible for all Transition Assistance Program services. This means everything available to the transitioning service member is also available to his or her spouse. This...
 
 
Department of Defense photos

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Intelligence plays role in Operation URGENT FURY On Oct. 19, 1983, Grenada’s pro-Communist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several other leaders were murdered by a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard. The sub...
 

 
Airman 1st Class Krystal Ardrey

Air Force: Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

Airman 1st Class Krystal Ardrey Staff Sgt. Alek Albrecht participates in a Network War Bridge Course at the 39th Information Operations Squadron Sept. 19, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Albrecht is practicing to hack into a simulated ...
 
 
U.S. Army photo

Aviation Restructure Initiative allows UAS workhorses to remain aloft

U.S. Army photo Pvt. Kenneth Lewis and Pvt. Austin Morrison assemble a Shadow unmanned aircraft system during training at 2-13th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade, based at Fort Huachuca, in July. FORT RUCKER, Ala. — In...
 
 

Watch TRADOC leaders discuss U.S. Army’s future

Those unable to attend the Association of United States Army (AUSA) National’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition can still watch TRADOC leaders live at livestream, www.army.mil/professional, as they discuss the future of the U.S. Army during panels throughout the week. Held every October in Washington, D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest landpower exposition...
 




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