Fort Bliss Kicks Off Dignity and Respect Campaign
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
by: Sgt. Jason C. Daniels

Section: Bliss Garrison

A post-wide campaign promoting Dignity and Respect is set to kick off during the week of Jan. 23 through Jan. 27 at Fort Bliss.
"We're starting this campaign to reinforce Army values and build a community culture where dignity and respect is demonstrated in deeds and words," said Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general.
During the first week of the campaign, several mandatory seminars, taught by Keith Archikavitz, are scheduled for senior leaders on post. 
Arachikavitz is the founder of Impact Training and Development and a motivational speaker for  He is also a retired Army master sergeant and former Equal Opportunity Advisor.
The purpose of the enduring campaign is to improve relationships between Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, contractors and Family Members by creating a safe and healthy environment to live, work and participate in recreational activities.
“We are focusing on changing the attitude and culture of Fort Bliss,” said Master Sgt. Wallace Levy, the 1st Armored Division Senior Equal Opportunity Advisor. 
The three main goals of the campaign are to raise awareness about dignity and respect; teach Soldiers and civilians how to avoid negative situations through training; and to continue to create an environment where negative situations will be dealt with in a positive manner.
“Socialization is another focus,” said Levy, “What might be right in my eyes, might not be right in your eyes, and that is an issue we have to fix.”
The continuing campaign will give Soldiers and civilians various tools to deal with each other in a respectful and professional manner.
"Bigotry, hazing, and abusive behavior are not acceptable at Fort Bliss. This applies on and off-duty, across post--work places, housing, shopping, and recreation facilities.  There is no room on Fort Bliss for bullies or little dictators in the work place--we won't tolerate them," said Pittard.
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