Halfaker Employee, Robert Cohen, is Recognized by the Maine Township, Illinois

Recently, Robert Cohen, Director of the Maine Township Citizen Corps Council and Medical Reserve Corps was named to one of the Advisory Committees of the national Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in conjunction with that organizations support of the National Medical Reserve Corps program. Cohen along with 14 other MRC Directors was selected from the over 731 medical reserve Corps programs nationally because of the uniqueness of the program he directs. Cohen was one of 3 members of the committee asked to serve a two year term. The committee will be working on concepts and practices to better integrate the Medical Reserve Corps program into communities throughout the United States and to have a stronger interface between local health departments and emergency management/first responders.

Robert Cohen also had bestowed upon him a Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award for his volunteer service to his community from 2001 through 2007. Bob also received the prestigious Presidential Call to Service Award which is a Lifetime Achievement Award for providing well over 8000 hours of service in the communities he has lived in through work in emergency management and community preparedness from 1968 through 2000.

Along with the service awards, there were certificates, a letters from President George W. Bush, and from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The Volunteer Service Award was established in 2003 by President Bush to recognize individuals, families and groups for volunteer service.

Robert is a CBRNE/EM Coordinator for Halfaker and Associates, LLC assigned to Navy Region Midwest at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois and the Director of the Maine Township Emergency Management Agency.