By Sgt. James Geelen | 4th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division
FORT CARSON, Colo. — A human resource section provides a wide variety of administrative services to Soldiers within its respective units. Its duties include maintaining strength management, handling emergency contact data information and overseeing the processing of orders and Soldier records, in order to meet the goal of overall readiness.
The 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, human resource team was recently recognized for its hard work by U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for having the highest level of readiness. FORSCOM conducts a monthly review to confirm personnel records, emergency data and life insurance forms are up to date for Soldiers.
“The 22nd Human Resources Company is the on-post, readiness team,” said Warrant Officer Donna M. Pegues, human resources technician, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th SB. “We created a system where our Soldiers can go to the different brigades across the 4th Inf. Div., and they can update everything that affects the human resources metrics.”
The 22nd Human Resource Company, 4th STB, 4th SB, worked closely with the human resource personnel at its higher echelons to review records for over 200 Soldiers of 4th SB during the months of May 2019 and June 2019.
“To be recognized as the best, takes a lot of Soldiers working really, really hard as a team to accomplish the mission,” said Sgt. 1st Class Jenna M. Farmer, senior human resources sergeant, HHC, 4th STB, 4th SB. “We had to make sure that every level of the brigade was working in coordination and communicating their needs to the companies.”
Pegues and her team continue to work hand-in-hand with the units to ensure every Soldier receives the best service possible.
“It’s always good to have leadership notice that you’re working hard to exceed the standards,” said Pfc. Glen Wright, human resources technician, 22nd HRC, 4th STB, 4th SB. “We want the Soldiers to understand that we’re here to help them with all of their paperwork and awards.”
The 4th SB human resource teams know they won’t be able to rest on their laurels. They will have to continue to maintain a reputation for high productivity, while remaining thorough to ensure the least amount of errors possible.
“These (human resources) Soldiers are the reason we’re successful, they take their time with each Soldier and make sure that everything is done correctly,” Pegues said. “They really care about their jobs and want to do well as human resource professionals.”