ARPC employee earns WOW quarterly award

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett
  • Air Reserve Personnel Center Public Affairs

The Colorado Federal Executive Board announced a member from the Air Reserve Personnel Center will be presented a Wonderful Outstanding Worker Award during the CFEB quarterly meeting and breakfast Jan. 28, 2016.

Ric Nunerley, ARPC administrative support specialist, earned the CFEB’s WOW award for the fourth quarter of 2015. He was one of four people selected out of 24 nominees from various Federal agencies within the state of Colorado.

"There is no question Nunerley can always be counted on to get the job done and to help others achieve ARPC's strategic goals and objective," said Brig. Gen. Samuel "Bo" Mahaney, ARPC commander. “To win a WOW award is an amazing accomplishment. Nunerley's ongoing excellence and extraordinary contribution to our customers and his teammates have resulted in a performance based and data driven organization; something that could not have been said of ARPC two years ago. I have never heard him say ‘no’ or utter the words ‘can't be done.' He always finds a way to say ‘yes!’ He exemplifies everything we want ARPC to stand for.”

The WOW award recognizes federal government employees who have demonstrated ongoing excellence or have made an extraordinary contribution to their customers, agency or team. These are the individuals you can always count on to provide the help necessary to get a job done. They consistently assist with a smile and a "can do" attitude and exhibit a personal responsibility for accomplishing the goal.

“This is a tremendous achievement to recognize Ric's outstanding work and extraordinary attention to detail,” said Lt. Col. Bruce Winhold, ARPC process manager. “He's a natural problem solver who proactively looks to improve processes and helps out wherever he's needed, always with a can-do attitude accompanied with a smile. He’s truly one of our Policy, Plans, Programs, Presentations and Processes Improvement Team star performers."

Nunerley, who first arrived at ARPC in military status in April 2009 and started working here as a civilian last year, said he wanted to thank his co-workers and senior leadership for their constant support, guidance and mentorship.

“This is a tremendous honor to receive this type of recognition,” Nunerley said. “This could not have come into fruition without my team members support and assistance.”

As an administrative support specialist, he manages, coordinates and facilitates the Air Reserve Component Field Training class, Spread the Word Program and Right Start. In addition, he manages the Task Management Tool for ARPC, is the co-action officer for ARPC’s upcoming Management Inspection, develops and manages the commander's mission briefs and manages the commander's weekly staff meetings.

“I feel truly blessed to be working with such a great group of people who are caring, inspirational and team oriented; and at an organization that believes in taking care of their people. Because of them I was able to receive such recognition,” Nunerley said. “Regardless of how challenging the days may get, it feels good to know we are there for each other and have each other's back, no matter what. It's having this type of true support and camaraderie that makes a job worth looking forward to. I really love what I do, as well as the people I work with.”