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Family Readiness Support assistant is 95th CA Brigade Civilian of the Quarter

By Sgt. Jongsu Oh
95th Civil Affairs Brigade

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, April 8, 2013) – Dorothy Ritchie was recognized March 6 as the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade’s Civilian of the Quarter for the first quarter of fiscal year. Ritchie is the 98th Civil Affairs Battalion's Family Readiness Support assistant.

Ritchie was cited for her “infectious enthusiasm” in performing her duties of supporting her battalion’s military families. She organized holiday parties and assisted in the 95th CA Brigade’s annual “Trunk or Treat” Halloween event last October. Ritchie is also responsible for the battalion’s quarterly newsletter, providing useful information to Families.

“She was a strict budget-conscious manager of available funds,” said her battalion commander Lt. Col. Brian Horine. “Her professional skills, can-do attitude and creativity are what make Dorothy a worthy recipient of the award.”

As the spouse of an Army band member assigned to Fort Bragg, Ritchie moved to Fayetteville in June 2011 from Fort McPherson, Ga., and began working for the battalion last November.

“It [the award] confirms to me that I work for the best battalion and Soldiers who truly take care of their civilian employees,” Ritchie said. “This job has given me the opportunity to get to know very hard-working, dedicated Soldiers who know what it means to go beyond the call of duty.”

“This family readiness program is critical to us, [because] we're the most deployed unit in the Army," said brigade commander Col. James C. Brown. “We're blessed with a lot of talent for the program. I'd also personally say thank you, and I know the command sergeant major feels the same way.”