Lt. Col. (Dr.) Diego Gonzalez, the U.S. Army physician at the Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Health Clinic, was named the Arsenal’s Supervisor of the Year for 2012, during the Women’s History Month luncheon March 15. This is the first year since 1988 that a military supervisor has been selected.
Gonzalez is a native of the Dominican Republic, originally from Hanover, Penn., and resides in White Hall, Ark., with his wife, Sandra. He has been in the U.S. Army for 24 years, both as active duty and Pennsylvania National Guard. He has been stationed at PBA for more than two years.
According to the nomination information, Gonzalez supervises a staff that is primarily women. “He is always the first to encourage his employees to learn, further their education, and gain experience in the workplace with additional training. He is one of the most caring, fair men I know, and often goes the extra miles when he sees an employee in need. And possibly more important than being fair, he is consistent in the treatment of his staff.”
Gonzalez is also supportive and encourages his employees to participate in training and other activities sponsored by the Special Emphasis Programs. “He encourages the women to attend the monthly Federally Employed Women meetings and most of the time attends with them,” read the nomination information. “You will find Dr. Gonzalez, his wife, Sandra, and his staff at every special program that is held at PBA to include FWP, Hispanic Heritage Month Program, Martin Luther King, Jr. luncheon, and the FEW Passionately Pink luncheon.”
He received his medical degree in December 1982 from Universidad Central del Este, (UCE) in the Dominican Republic.