2005 Emma Marie Baird Award
For Outstanding Volunteer Service in ACS
Mr. Mack Worley
Fort Bragg, NC
Mr. Mack Worley served on active duty for 28 years. During this time, he was a mentor to many young soldiers in all aspects of military life as well as personal guidance. When he separated from the Army, he continued his commitment to service by becoming an Army Community Service (ACS) volunteer on February 22, 1989. Since that date, he has contributed more than 6,600 hours to ACS and the Fort Bragg community. The contribution of his valuable time, and his dedication to young soldiers has saved the Army and Fort Bragg more than $100,000.
As a result of his professional efforts, he assisted command, soldiers and/or family members with expediting the process for emergency financial assistance through Army Emergency Relief (AER). His personal touch and sympathetic ear contributed greatly to educating soldiers and/or family members on how to become financially stable.
Mr. Worley became not only a familiar face in the ACS office, but one that customers can depend upon to provide accurate and current information and guidance. His courteous manner and exceptional knowledge of Fort Bragg and local community resources are essential in making customers feel comfortable and welcome. He is truly one of the "pillars" of the organization because of his dependability, flexibility, and willingness to go above and beyond the call whenever and wherever there is a need. Mr. Worley also played a key role in helping staff achieve Department of Army Accreditation status in July 2003.
Although all ACS volunteers play key roles in the overall success of ACS programs, Mr. Worley is truly "one in a million." Few volunteers remain loyal to one organization for as many years as Mr. Worley, particularly during times of change. As the ACS programs have evolved over the past 35 years, our volunteers have remained loyal and flexible to support whenever and whatever the need may be. The Fort Bragg ACS staff proudly celebrates "one of our own."