Written by Mark Walters, Mt. Weather Emergency Operation Center, Emergency Services Director
Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center’s Emergency Services Division promoted three lieutenants to the rank of captain during a pinning ceremony held at the Mount Weather Balloon Shed, January 18.
Jerry Williams, executive administrator, recognized newly promoted Keith Knotts, Hunter Pierce, and David Warren for their outstanding dedication, leadership, and character. He said he appreciated the officers’ devotion to duty and thanked them for their service to our country.
The Emergency Services Division began the search to fill the captain positions at the beginning of the fiscal year. According to Mark Walters, division director, supervisors who display the core characteristics to lead and set the example for others are essential.
The captains are first-line managers for MWEOC law enforcement and are responsible for force protection at the facility. The three newly appointed captains worked their way up through the ranks and have exhibited strong leadership qualities. This is a true testament to their abilities, according to Williams.
This was the first formal pinning ceremony held at Mount Weather to acknowledge selection for promotion to the rank of captain. This type of tribute will become an integral part of the culture for Mount Weather’s police and fire department personnel going forward.
Please join us in congratulating Captain Knotts, Pierce, and Warren on their achievements!