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1998 VIP Award of Merit - Cindy Moran

1998 VIP Award of Merit - Cindy Moran

Cindy Moran - Fort Hood, Texas

Very Important Patriot Award of Merit

Cindy Moran has contributed more than 1,500 hours annually to III Corps and the Fort Hood Community.

Mrs. Moran currently serves as the Fort Hood Officers' Wives' Club President. She has held this position since May 1997. She volunteers more than 700 hours per year for this organization. During the year she has worked on the Wild West Committee as the Chairman of Equipment. This annual fund-raiser raised --> 1,000 for charity. During the inaugural Celebrity Golf Scramble, Cindy single handedly designed and developed brochures for this grand event, raising over $30,000 for charity. During our annual membership drive, Cindy helped plan, organize and run the event. She was instrumental in setting up, providing nametags, directing vendors to their assigned booths and was instrumental in the success of the day, resulting in the largest number of new members in the history of the OWC.

Cindy volunteers in a myriad of areas for HHC 3rd Signal Brigade. She is the Brigade Family Support Group (FSG) Representative and serves as an advisor for the Brigade, Battalion and Company FSG's within the Brigade. Cindy's support and dedication to the soldiers and their families was evident by her tireless effort in establishing a FSG Lending Closet for all in the brigade to access. She coordinated 5 fund raising events for the FSG, totaling $2,000. Cindy established a Brigade level steering committee to assist the Commander with a monthly training/mentoring program for all of the Battalion Commander spouses within the Brigade. Additionally, Cindy personally managed the FSG for a single company commander for over one year to ensure that families were taken care of.

As one of the Brigades' Volunteer Representatives for the III Corps and Fort Hood Layette Program, Cindy visits young soldiers (E4 & below) at the Darnall Army Community Hospital to visit and deliver layettes for the newborn children. She manages the program for the Brigade and insures that volunteers are scheduled to deliver layettes. Currently, Cindy is responsible for layette delivery 4 days per month. Along with putting the layettes together for distribution, Cindy helped raise $430 in support of the layette program.

As a Master Instructor for Army Family Team Building (AFTB), Cindy conducts monthly training classes, for both installation and unit level classes. She also serves as the AFTB point of contact for the Major Subordinate Commands (MSC). She sits on the Fort Hood Steering Committee as the MSC POC representative, disseminates AFTB information to the MSC Commanders' Representatives on changes and program. Cindy attends all meetings and works closely with the Lane Volunteer Center and the MSC's on Fort Hood providing the best training possible. She attends each 2-day level training one AFTB class that the 3rd Signal Brigade sponsors. In 1997-1998 the brigade has sponsored 5 classes and provided training to 150 spouses who have been associated with the Army for less than 5 years.

Cindy has facilitated work groups for the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) at Fort Hood and at FORSCOM. She is currently conducting Subject Matter Expert training for the 1998 AFAP symposium and will facilitate upcoming work groups on Fort Hood.

Cindy Moran is a dedicated volunteer who has selflessly given of her time to help soldiers, their families and our community. Her contributions have had a significant impact in every area she touches. Cindy's outstanding support and participation in a wide variety of areas make her a very valued volunteer deserving of the highest recognition.

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