Arsenal Island honors Cambridge resident

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic

 Seven U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command employees, including Cathy Sonnenberg of Cambridge, received awards from the Quad City Federal Executive Association during a ceremony held Tuesday, May 19, in Heritage Hall on Rock Island Arsenal.

 "The individuals who received these awards serve their country with honor and represent the high caliber of devoted employees in the federal service,” said Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche, commanding general Join Munitions Command. “They have demonstrated outstanding performance and have played a significant role in furthering the Joint Munitions Command's mission.”

 The Federal Employee of the Year Awards Program is acknowledged as being among the most important forms of recognition afforded employees of the United States government. It also serves to demonstrate to the general public the high caliber of Americans serving in the federal service.

 The Quad City Federal Executive Association is affiliated with the Federal Executive Board in Chicago. It is comprised of the leaders of various federal and postal organizations in the Quad City area. Its objectives are to foster improved communication and coordination among federal and postal agencies, provide senior level leadership to the Combined Federal Campaign and promote the recognition of federal employees.

 Sonnenberg, a JMC industrial hygienist, Human Resource Management (G1), received the Technical/Professional of the Year award. Sonnenberg provided direct industrial hygiene support to the 19 JMC installations, consistently demonstrating professionalism, dedication and technical expertise in support of the command.  

 “Her efforts were essential for the Crane Army Ammunition Activity to achieve OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Status,” stated Wyche.