European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Oct 28 1967, Page 8

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - October 28, 1967, Darmstadt, HessePage 8 the stars and stripes saturday october 28, 1967 Polk presents awards Usa eur honors 13 for ideas Heidelberg special thirteen americans and Ger mans were honoured Here thurs Day for significant Cost reducing and work improving contributions including a $1.14 plywood training device for the 400-Milepershing missile which saves $3 million annually. Cited in the command s fourth annual incentive awards Cere Mony were six German employees three . Army officers and four . received his award personally from Gen. James , Usa eur and seventh army is evident we Are doing a Good Job in this respect Polk said. For example during Fis Cal year 1967, Usa eur and seventh army personnel Bot military and civilian submit Ted 6,400 suggestions. Fro this impressive total 2,000 were selected for adoption with net first year savings of More than $5.8 million to the Pershing missile azimuth laying Trainer developed by a five Man team from the 56th arty group accounted for More than half of Usa eur s estimate Dollar savings. Built around three plywood boxes with plexiglass windows and associated electrical cables and powered by a vehicle Bat Tery the device simulates the missile functions. As the operator manipulates his control Box prisms in the simulator boxes react the Sames the tactical missile thus the operator can practice until he becomes adept. New missile men can work with the training device for the Many hours it takes to develop the skill after which they Are integrated into regular firing Crews. The device costs but $1.14 plus use of various parts already in the army Supply system. Heretofore the Only other possible method of training was to conduct numerous tactical missile countdowns involving the entire firing platoon Andall its equipment Usa eur officials said. The . Army missile combat Redstone Arsenal has contracted with a manufacturer to produce a Trainer essentially the same As the 56th artillery team s device which has been used Here for about two has been described As a giant step Forward in solving on of the major training problems in the Pershing . Joseph r. Mendelson jr., and Winford l. Patton a Dag both with the 56th artillery group received $375 and $300cash awards respectively for this outstanding other three team members now in the . Are also receiving Cash awards. Further Cash payments to the56th team has been recommended to department of the members of the armed forces have been eligible for Cash awards up to $25,000 for suggestions resulting in econ omy and savings to the govern ment since september 1965.the other awards covered a wide Range of achievements. Receiving meritorious civil Ian service awards were three department of the army civil ians Hugh e. Gaylor and miss Meade e. Money of Usa eur and seventh army he and Gerald f. Wright of com z s Supply and maintenance Agency at we Bruecken Germany. Gaylor an aerospace Engineer with the office of the Deputy chief of staff for logistics was cited for his work for the past 3% years. He developed plans forthe storage of aircraft assisted in the Exchange of aircraft be tween the . And Usa eur and helped develop an Airframe reconditioning program and depot overhaul and centralize management of t53 aircraft in Money a digital com Puter systems administrator with the Usa eur comptroller was honoured for her work from june 1963 to july 1967. During Frelock she developed plans forthe relocation and reconfiguration of 20 automatic Dat processing installations from France. She was the prime staff officer at Usa eur and seventh army he for the automatic data processing equipment Nec Essary for the consolidation of the Supply and maintenance Agency s computer , a Supply management officer played a key role in the evacuation of theater stocks from com z depots in franc during Frelock. By closely monitoring Prog Ress of Supply shipments he was Able to help resolve bottle he also devised a system of pre Cut Docu ments to save time. Two German employees of the Mendelson Patton Gaylor Money Froeschle Klaembt Zothe Miller Glazer Nuissl Jaecks Ranft personal touch Gen. James h. Pol presents the meritorious service award to Gerald f. Wright of com z. Witnessing the event is Brig. Gen. John s. Hughes com Deputy cd for area support. Wright was among 13 persons cited by Usa eur. Army the scene Gen. Polk addresses the Sug estors and guests at Heidelberg. Is by Gates . Army maintenance unit Aschwa Ebisch Gemuend were Hon ored for bravery. Both received$300 Cash awards. Alfred Froeschle a member of the Plant s police Force extinguished a Coal fire and prevented possible explosion of boiler units in a basement boiler Roo the night of last Jan. 29. His efforts were instrumental in Safe guarding the building equipment and supplies valued at $45,000.oskar Klaembt a Foreman noticing an oxygen Cylinder head regulator on fire ran to the scene and extinguished the Blazear great risk to himself. He pre vented possible loss of life and in juries to fellow workers and extensive damage to the building and equipment. The incident occurred March award for encouraging personnel to improve operations was made to Siegfried Zothe a production specialist with the Berlin brigade s Engi Neer and installation div. The20 employees under his supervision submitted 41 suggestions Dur ing by 1967. Nineteen of the suggestions have been adopted. Two Cost reduction award were made one to maj. Rob Ert a. Miller of Usa eur an seventh army he and another to two Arnold m. Glazer of the 24th inf div. Miller the Usa eur Cost reduction project officer contributed significantly to a $1.2 Mil lion increase in verified onetime hard savings above those offy 1966. He achieved this 24 per cent increase in the face of tougher savings criteria. Due in a Large part to Glazer efforts the Victory division was Able to submit Cost reduction actions totalling $21 million for by s 1967-69, the largest amount submitted by any subordinate com Mand. Glazer achieved this i addition to his primary duty As the division readiness German employees received outstanding suggestion awards. Alois Nuissl an electrician with the seventh army training Center at Grafe Woehr submitted 34 suggestions during the past six years for improve maintenance and medication of equipment. Ten were latest suggestion for revising the design of the automotive vehicle direction signal mechanism was evaluated by the . Army tank automotive Center and adopted army wide. Estimated an Nual savings Are $53,000. Nuissl $920 for his suggestion. Richard Jaecks a employ of the Schweinfurt commis sary submitted a work simplification proposal for bread de livery which reduced damage in transit eliminated charges for Metal containers and Low ered freight costs. It saves $21, 500 annually. He earlier received a $760 Cash award. Albert Rai Ift an upholsterer inthe Hesse District direct support maintenance Section at Giessen proposed the use of single solid poly Ether foam Block instead offspring baskets Burlap wadding and poly Ether foam sheets in furniture repair. His idea resulted in a better product and yearly sayings of $12,000. He earlier received a $555 Cash award Fortis suggestion. Two of Usa eur s subordinate commands received special achievement awards. . Army Berlin achieved the highest suggestion adoption rate during fy1967. Setae was cited for the Best promotional Campaign info 1967

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