By Mr. Mark Tate (USASOC)April 25, 2016
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The U.S. Army Special Operations Command's G9 Directorate honored 11 civil service workers and one Soldier for their outstanding service during a Plank Owner ceremony, April 22, at the headquarter's building.
"To be a Plank Owner is to be a part of an organization's legacy," said Robert A. Warburg, the Deputy Chief of Staff, G9. "Today's ceremony is intended to honor the original vision for the G9 and those team members who accepted the initial challenge of standing up a new directorate and setting it on a path to excellence."
Warburg emphasized the importance of the recipients' work in a changing and demanding Special Operations environment. The G9 leads the effort to develop experiments and assess concepts for the future Army special operations force in order to inform decision makers.
"We serve in a directorate that is chartered by CG, USASOC to conduct the critical thinking that generates the ideas, concepts and capabilities that anticipate the new demands the force will face. Our no-fail objective for the Command and its Soldiers, Civilians and families is to maintain a competitive edge over our nation's adversaries," he added. "Through your individual and collective efforts, we have successfully realized the G9's charter and continue each day to attain new levels of excellence in thought and action for the contemporary and future force."
"This is one of the best parts of the job, to recognize…