Name: Almir Hadzic
Job title: Administrative Support Assistant
Assigned: Plans and Operations, Logistics Readiness Center Ansbach, 405th Army Field Support Brigade
Location: Barton Barracks, Ansbach, Germany
Experience: I’ve been working as an administrative support assistant with LRC Ansbach for about two years. Before my current position, I was a contractor for five years with LRC Ansbach and worked as the assistant dining facility manager at the Flight Line Restaurant on Stork Barracks in Illesheim. I was also a contractor in Afghanistan for five years and worked as the housing supervisor at Bagram Air Base.
Hometown: Slavonski Brod, Croatia
Family: I have a brother who lives here in Germany, and my mother lives in Croatia.
Q: Can you explain your responsibilities at LRC Ansbach?
A: I’m the administrative support assistant for plans and operations, LRC Ansbach. All the reports that LRC Ansbach generates and sends to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the 405th AFSB go through me. LRC Ansbach has several divisions and sections, such as transportation, property book, maintenance and food service as well as the Central Issue Facility and more. Everything they do is reported daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually to the garrison and to 405th AFSB by me or through me. Also, the daily personnel status and COVID-19 reports – everything goes through me. In addition, I’m the only local national Government Purchase Card holder for LRC Ansbach. I help to provide continuity to the organization.
Q: Why is the mission at LRC Ansbach so important?
A: We are the number one go to support organization for all the Soldiers and Families stationed here, including Soldiers who come here on rotation as part of the Army’s Regionally Aligned Forces program. We run two dining facilities, provide CIF support, transportation to include running multiple bus routes, property book support, drivers testing, drivers licensing, inbound and outbound shipping of household goods and unaccompanied baggage, and much more – we do all of this in support of Soldiers and their Families.
Q: What do you enjoy about your job, and what motivates you?
A: The people I interact with and service at my job – sometimes they are new, sometimes they are lost, and sometimes they just need my support. I enjoy treating all these people with politeness and kindness. I like to meet new people and support them to the best of my ability. If they need some support and assistance, I’m here.
LRC Ansbach and 405th AFSB: When it comes to providing day-to-day installation services, LRC Ansbach directs, manages and coordinates a variety of operations and activities in support of USAG Ansbach. LRC Ansbach reports to the 405th AFSB, which is assigned to U.S. Army Sustainment Command and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Europe and Africa. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and provides materiel enterprise support to U.S. Forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater sustainment logistics; synchronizing acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging U.S. Army Materiel Command’s materiel enterprise 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.