Nine USAG Rheinland-Pfalz firefighters get promoted, recognized for their performance

Nine firefighters were promoted during a ceremony held at Rhine Ordnance Barracks Jan. 31. From left: Gerald Adams, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz; Col. Reid Furman, USAG RP; Paul Jung, USAG RP; Jochen Scherdel, USAG RP; Daniel Pommel, USAG RP; Ulf Buerger, USAG RP; Alexander Wagner, USAG RP; LTC David Castillo, USAG RP; and Terry Dunlap, USAG RP.

Nine firefighters were promoted during a ceremony held at Rhine Ordnance Barracks Jan. 31.

Paul Jung, Daniel Pommel, Ulf Buerger, Jochen Scherdel, and Alexander Wagner were promoted from firefighters to the position of crew chiefs.

Martin Hofmann, Thomas Heinrich, Yves Haas, and Thorsten Preyer were promoted from crew chiefs to the position of station chiefs.

LTC David Castillo, director of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, and Gerald Adams, fire chief, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, presented the certificates.

Col. Reid Furman, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, provided remarks.

“In the Army, we reward performance,” said Furman. “But we promote because of potential, for the things that we know you are going to be able to do.”

Col. Reid Furman, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz commander, provides remarks during a promotion ceremony held Jan. 31 at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, where nine firefighters were promoted to the positions of crew chiefs and station chiefs. “This is a recognition of your potential and the leadership roles you are all going to join,” he said. From left: Col. Reid Furman, Martin Hofmann, USAG RP; Yves Haas, USAG RP.

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz is looking to hire more personnel to fill emergency services positions. This is a great opportunity for local nationals who want to make a difference in their community. A local national is defined as someone that is not American, has lived in Germany for at least one year and is a German citizen or has an EU work visa. The next recruiting event is scheduled for Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ramstein Congress Center.