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Greitens Visits Fort Leonard Wood Region: Honors Navy Instructor, Recognizes Community Partnership

by Erin Kaberline | Apr 09, 2018

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Image caption: Fort Leonard Wood Region business and community leaders gather with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens after he presented the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership and Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Command team with an official proclamation honoring their selection as a 2017 Army Community Partnership Award recipient.

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri –April 9, 2018 – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens made a special visit to the Fort Leonard Wood Region to be the featured speaker during April’s Committee of Fifty monthly recognition luncheon on Friday, April 6 in St. Robert, Mo.

Greitens joined over 100 community and business leaders in recognizing Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Post and his family. Post was celebrated for his selection as Instructor of the Year for the Fort Leonard Wood Navy detachment. Post is an instructor at the Navy Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Detachment, which trains Seabees to be equipment operators and engineering aides, among other specialties.

Each month the Committee of 50 recognizes a Service Member of Excellence from Fort Leonard Wood in this unique setting where community businesses provide gifts to the honoree in recognition of their accomplishments.

During the luncheon, Greitens also presented an official proclamation to the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership and the FLW Garrison Command to commend them on their selection for the 2017 Army Community Partnership Award (ACPA), which was recently presented in the Pentagon. The proclamation highlighted the teamwork between the state, the City of St. Robert, FLW, and the SOP and its impact on military readiness.

The annual ACPA program recognizes partnerships between Army installations and surrounding communities. The program highlights the collaboration and overall efforts that result in improved readiness, sustainability, cost savings, and efficiencies for the installations.

“I am very proud of the teamwork that this partnership represents between the community and Fort Leonard Wood,” said Greitens.

The Army cited the scale and results of the community partnership efforts with federal entities, the state of Missouri, and local governments in the award announcement. Specifically, they recognized the strong cooperation between the state of Missouri, the City of St. Robert, and Fort Leonard Wood to improve the water resiliency between the installation and St. Robert.

“This proclamation by Governor Greitens is a testament to the great and unique partnerships that exist between Fort Leonard Wood, the SOP, our communities, and the state of Missouri, and we thank the Governor for declaring it as such,” said Missouri State Representative Steve Lynch.

The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership is building on the Fort Leonard Wood Region’s strong past and preparing the region for a healthy, resilient future. We are a nonprofit organization working to bring all of the region’s stakeholders to the table to drive regional development and advocate for new or expanded military and federal missions, all as part of our efforts to strengthen the Fort Leonard Wood region.

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