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District family member receives award for public service

Published Dec. 19, 2013
Daryll Fust, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s assistant chief of staff, presents Theresa Koontz, wife of District Security Manager Jeff Koontz, the Commander’s Award for Public Service at the Arizona-Nevada Area Office during the Dec. 18 Holiday Luncheon as John Keever, the District Construction Division chief, stands with her. Koontz received the award for her efforts in assisting the family of Col. Pete Jordan, who served as the executive officer for the Arizona-Nevada Area Office, after he passed away in a Sept. 7 automobile accident.

Daryll Fust, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s assistant chief of staff, presents Theresa Koontz, wife of District Security Manager Jeff Koontz, the Commander’s Award for Public Service at the Arizona-Nevada Area Office during the Dec. 18 Holiday Luncheon as John Keever, the District Construction Division chief, stands with her. Koontz received the award for her efforts in assisting the family of Col. Pete Jordan, who served as the executive officer for the Arizona-Nevada Area Office, after he passed away in a Sept. 7 automobile accident.

Daryll Fust (left), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District assistant chief of staff, and John Keever (right), the District Construction Division chief, present Theresa Koontz, wife of District Security Manager Jeff Koontz, the Commander’s Award for Public Service at the Arizona-Nevada Area Office during the Dec. 18 Holiday Luncheon. Koontz received the award for her efforts in assisting the family of Col. Pete Jordan, who served as the executive officer for the Arizona-Nevada Area Office, after he passed away in a Sept. 7 automobile accident.

Daryll Fust (left), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District assistant chief of staff, and John Keever (right), the District Construction Division chief, present Theresa Koontz, wife of District Security Manager Jeff Koontz, the Commander’s Award for Public Service at the Arizona-Nevada Area Office during the Dec. 18 Holiday Luncheon. Koontz received the award for her efforts in assisting the family of Col. Pete Jordan, who served as the executive officer for the Arizona-Nevada Area Office, after he passed away in a Sept. 7 automobile accident.

Jeff Koontz, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District security manager, stands with his wife, Theresa Koontz, after she received the Commander’s Award for Public Service at the Arizona-Nevada Area Office during the Dec. 18 Holiday Luncheon. Koontz received the award for her efforts in assisting the family of Col. Pete Jordan, who served as the executive officer for the Arizona-Nevada Area Office, after he passed away in a Sept. 7 automobile accident.

Jeff Koontz, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District security manager, stands with his wife, Theresa Koontz, after she received the Commander’s Award for Public Service at the Arizona-Nevada Area Office during the Dec. 18 Holiday Luncheon. Koontz received the award for her efforts in assisting the family of Col. Pete Jordan, who served as the executive officer for the Arizona-Nevada Area Office, after he passed away in a Sept. 7 automobile accident.

PHOENIX – Theresa Koontz, wife of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Security Manager Jeff Koontz, received the Commander’s Award for Public Service at the Arizona-Nevada Area Office during the Dec. 18 Holiday Luncheon.
Daryll Fust, the District’s assistant chief of staff, presented the award to Koontz for the support she provided to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arizona Army National Guard and the United States Army following the Sept. 7 death of Col. Peter Jordan, who served as the executive officer for the Arizona-Nevada Area Office.
Koontz personally reached out to Mrs. Jordan and the Jordan family to provide emotional support and assistance. She was directly involved in day-to-day activities, assisting with decisions on arrangements, providing meals and being available when needed.
Fust presented Koontz the award on behalf of the district commander. According to the text on the award, “Her assistance provided during a period of significant distress was invaluable to the Jordan family, the Los Angeles District and the Arizona Army National Guard. Mrs. Koontz’s distinguished service reflects great credit upon her, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Army.”
“For those of you who may not know, it was a very difficult time,” said Fust. “Theresa stepped up and really did a great job for the family.”