Presidentís Day not just another long weekend Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 February 2017
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By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward
Special to GUIDON

On Presidents’ Day, Feb. 20th, we recognize the lives and achievements of those who served in America’s highest elected position as the President of the United States and as the Commander in Chief of our military.  

 As we remember those who held the office, let us reflect upon our duty to the nation and the oath we share about defending the Constitution.

 As we approach the long weekend, please keep the importance of your safety in mind.

 We expect you as leaders to be engaged, to know your people, and know their plans.  

 Ensure that your team makes good decisions and inform them of the potential consequences of high-risk behavior.  

 As the potential for unpredictable weather conditions continues, we encourage you to make safety a priority.  

 Ensure that you conduct thorough vehicle inspections and maintain emergency supplies in your vehicles and at home.  

 Plan ahead by checking weather forecasts and utilize the Missouri Department of Transportation website to stay updated on road conditions such as ice or snow covered roads, flooding at low water crossings, and roadway construction or damage.  

 While enjoying outdoor  winter activities, reduce the risk of cold weather injuries by checking the wind chill factor and dressing properly.  

 Each Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airmen, and civilian is an integral part of our team of teams; we want you to enjoy this time with Family and friends while continuing to serve honorably and safely.

 We are proud to serve with you. Victory starts here — victory through skill.

(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Ward is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 February 2017 )