DVIDS – News – Warrant Officer AFSBn-Germany looks forward to new challenges on his next posting in Kuwait

Name: Jeffrey Kent

Position Title: Senior Personnel Officer and Warrant Officer

Assigned: Army Field Support Battalion – Germany, 405th Army Field Support Brigade

Location: Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany

Experience: I have been working at AFSBn-Germany for a year. Prior to that, I was posted to the 407th Army Field Support Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas where I worked as a Workforce Management Specialist for about eight years, and prior to that I was posted to the directing the personnel and administration of III Corps and Fort Hood for three years.

Other Service: I served on active duty in the military from 1990 to 2009, retiring as a staff sergeant and senior director of human resources.

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Family: I have three adult children. My daughters’ names are Victoria and Alicya, and my son’s name is Joshua.

Q: Can you explain what you do and what you are responsible for at AFSBn-Germany?

A: My number one responsibility as Senior Personnel Officer and Warrant Officer at AFSBn-Germany is to look after all battalion personnel – both military and civilian. We’re talking about all personnel actions – for example, all hiring actions for civilian employees, the civilian online time and attendance system, rewards for military and civilians, compensation and finance for both , civilian and military assessments, the military sponsorship program, and multiple daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly situation reports and COVID-19 information updates. I’m a sole proprietor, so when it comes to personal actions and reports for the battalion, I do everything.

Q: Why is the service you provide so important?

A: What I do at AFSBn-Germany for our civilian employees and soldiers directly affects their morale and ultimately our mission. Morale is very important. I help ensure that our employees and their families are taken care of – to include all typical daily activities such as mail, payroll, rewards, reviews and evaluations. Even in processing and sponsorship – when we have new employees assigned to the battalion, whether military or civilian, I help ensure their transition is smooth and they are welcomed into AFSBn- Germany. Caring for our soldiers and our civilians helps ensure that they are able to perform their duties and ultimately ensure mission success.

Q: What do you like about your job and what motivates you?

A: I’ve been doing this professionally for over 31 years, and I continue to do so because I love caring for soldiers and Army families. I enjoy serving others and that’s what I do best. I take pride in what I do to ensure that our employees and their families are taken care of. I take pride in providing them with exceptional customer service. I am leaving AFSBn-Germany and the 405th AFSB very soon and I am assigned to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in Kuwait. I will miss the team here, but I’m looking forward to the next challenge.

AFSBn-Germany and the 405th AFSB: Based at Rose Barracks in Vilseck, AFSBn-Germany is responsible for providing and coordinating tactical and operational support to ensure theater readiness and enable commanders to conduct a full range of military operations in providing logistical assistance to commanders faced with challenges beyond their resources or capabilities. The battalion fulfills this function through employment of the US Army Materiel Command’s Logistics Assistance Program. The battalion is also responsible for the army pre-positioned Stock-2 yard in Dülmen and is expected to assume command and control of the APS-2 yard in Mannheim later this year. The 405th AFSB is assigned to the US Army Sustainment Command and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, US Army Europe and Africa. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and provides material support to U.S. forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater support logistics; synchronize acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging AMC’s materiel business to support joint forces. For more information on the 405th AFSB, visit the official website at www.afsbeurope.army.mil and the official Facebook site at www.facebook.com/405thAFSB.

Date taken: 28.01.2022
Date posted: 28.01.2022 05:30
Story ID: 413586

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