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NEWS | Dec. 2, 2021

I Own This: November 2021 Nominees

PS Magazine’s I Own This campaign is designed to recognize Warfighters of all services who exemplify the highest standards of care for their assigned vehicles and equipment and contribute in meaningful ways to their unit's overall maintenance and supply posture. In short, they live and breathe readiness.
This month, we had two (2) Warfighters nominated for this program. Both are deserving of this recognition, so both were selected to get the spotlight placed on them. This month, these individuals are SGT Patrick A Spear and SGT Albert Fanick, US Army.
SGT Patrick A. Spear, 36th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, 9th Hospital Center, 1st Medical BDE
SGT Patrick A Spear
Army / Active
Emergency Care SGT (Medic)
36th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, 9th Hospital Center, 1st Medical BDE
Fort Hood, TX
Nominated by: 1LT Benjamin Taylor
How did you come to know/observe the nominee's actions? I am the commander of one of the six new Army Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachments and observe daily SGT Spear's habitual ownership of his assigned equipment, more specifically the Chemical Biological Protective Shelter (CBPS) system.
Why does this individual deserve recognition? SGT Spear epitomizes what it means to be an owner of his assigned equipment. Since the CBPS system was fielded in August 2021, SGT Spear has become a subject-matter expert on how to properly maintain and exercise this system, and routinely conducts certification training throughout the battalion to increase operator-level readiness. He is a steward of standards, and consistently ensures his vehicle is mission-ready. He also ensures that next-level maintenance also completes services to standard. Maintenance is combat-power, and our combat-power requires the actions that SGT Spear exhibits on a weekly basis that ensure our detachment accomplishes its mission of providing far-forward surgery and resuscitation on the battlefield.
Additional Comments: The CBPS is a multi-LIN system that includes 2-20K gens, 1-IECU, and 1-Air Beam Tent; affixed to a M1085A1P2 MTV cargo truck.

SGT Albert Fanick
Army/National Guard
Section Chief, M109A6 155MM Howitzer
Battery A, 2d BN 142d FA, Baring, AR
Nominated by: SSG Christopher T. Drost
How did you come to know/observe the nominee's actions? I am the unit supply sergeant. My additional duty appointment is as the maintenance manager for Alpha battery and I interact with SGT Fanick in this capacity.

Why does this individual deserve recognition? SGT Fanick recently assumed duties as a howitzer section chief. When I gave him the work order for completing a semi-annual lubrication order for his howitzer, he and his crew went to work immediately. His attention to detail and completing all of his preventative maintenance checks and services (PMCS) in a timely manner will prove fruitful in the short- and long-term.
Additional Comments: SGT Fanick deserves recognition for his role in leading the way for PMCS; he sets an example for others to follow.
To learn more about nominating a Warfighter for this recognition, read the article HERE
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