And the June 2012 Trooper of the Month is...

by TK-2257 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:16 am

Congratulations to June 2012 Trooper of the Month, Jody McQuarters! Jody, TK-6443 of the Midwest Garrison, was recognized for his leadership, co-ordination, and hundreds of hours of preparation done to make the Star Wars Days at Joliet Public Library a success. He has worked tirelessly with not only the Joliet Public Library, but also with the City of Joliet (including the Mayor) to make sure this year's Star Wars Day was the best yet! Jody got the street closings organized with the Police Department. He worked with LegoLand, Cyphan, and numerous other vendors to make sure there was plenty of activities for attendees to utilize. Jody organized the building of the cantina set and worked with another trooper to build a Wampa from scratch. He worked with troopers from three states to organize attendance and set-up the museum for the public. Finally, Jody organized an after-party for Dave Dorman to celebrate his 30th year of creating Star Wars art. The party was a great time for everyone, but especially moving thanks to a heartfelt speech given by Jody at the end of the day. Jody has gone way above and beyond with all the work he has put into making Star Wars Day III a huge success for the Midwest Garrison, Joliet Library, and the City of Joliet. The troopers in attendance and the 3400+ fans that came out all had a fantastic time! Great work Jody! Pictures of the event can be seen here: http://bit.ly/Mawak4