Civil Support Team achieves 97 percent rating
By Capt. Rusty Ridley, 153rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 29, 2012
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming National Guard's 84th Civil Support Team recently hosted a Staff Evaluation Assistance Team from National Guard Bureau. They received an overall rating of 97 percent and, as a result, will not be evaluated again for 24 months.
The areas specifically evaluated were: budget, communications, logistics, medical, personnel, safety, physical security and training.
"What is great is that every person in the unit made a contribution and had a role in our overall success," said Maj. Holly Shenefelt, 84 CST acting commander.
Further, Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, the adjutant general, expressed his gratitude for everyone's hard work and highlighted that every area achieved a rating above the national average as we continue to be the tip of the spear in the Wyoming National Guard.
Staff Sgt. Zack Hauf and Capt. Eric Korzen were both given the general's excellence coin. Hauf improved the personnel section evaluation from the prior visit by nine percent and Korzen was acknowledged for the medical section evaluation achieving 100 percent for the third evaluation in a row.
Additionally, Capt. Jon Seelye and Staff Sgt. James Haight, training, and Staff Sgt. Trevor Cotton, medical, assisted in their respective sections.
Shenefelt credits everyone for their hard work and flexibility in continuing to achieve above the national average and achieving recognition of being in the band of excellence.
Specific members from the Wyoming Air National Guard who played a role significant in the successful rating were Master Sgt. Doug Bare, logistics; Master Sgt. Anthony Ramirez and Master Sgt. James Burghard, communications; 1st Lt. Kyle Higgins, safety; Master Sgt. Brian Rachocki, physical security, Maj. Holly Shenefelt, budget.
The 84 CST is designed to assist civilian first responders during emergency situations and disasters locally, nationally and internationally. The team is comprised of Wyoming Army National Guard Soldiers and Wyoming Air National Guard Airmen and can rapidly deploy to suspected of actual terrorist attacks, natural disasters and other emergency situations in support of local first responders.