WARRENSBURG — Calvin Fulton, stores clerk for the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, was selected as the August 2016 Missouri Veterans Commission Employee of the Month. He was honored at a ceremony Aug. 26 at the home with family, staff and veterans.
Fulton was nominated by his peers and selected because of his accuracy and organization in managing the supply stock. He is behind the scenes in the day-to-day operations as he manages the Warrensburg supply stock to best serve the direct care staff and veterans. The Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg has had 100 percent accuracy in nursing stock inventory for at least four years during its annual peer review. This is a direct result of Fulton’s accuracy, organizational skills and efforts in his day-to-day routine.
“Calvin is creative and always looking for new ways to best serve veterans and their daily changing needs,” said Stacey McCune, supply manager at the Missouri Veterans Home. “Recently, during a large water leak in the supply area, he turned this challenge into an opportunity to rearrange and better utilize the floor space to allow easier access for clinical staff. He constantly reevaluates the stock levels based on changing census and maintains levels that balance inventory needs and budgetary limitations. He truly displays a servant’s heart and honors our veterans in all that he does.”
He volunteers to attend outside events, recreational trips and work extra shifts. He is willing to do what is necessary to take care of the veterans even it is outside of his normal routine. He can be seen eating lunch with the veterans, going with a group to the casino or even shoveling snow if necessary.
“I figure if I do my job really well, most people will never know what has been done because things run so smoothly,” Fulton said. “I do not do what I do for the recognition, however, being recognized for my efforts is extremely awesome. It means a job well done; it’s like a gift saying thank you for all the hard work.”
Fulton, who lives in Knob Noster, retired from the Air Force after 24 years of service. He attained the rank of master sergeant and was a fuel specialist. He served all over the world including Hawaii, Japan, Alaska, Portugal and Egypt. In his free time, he enjoys helping others by volunteering at Western Missouri Medical Center and the Boys & Girls Club in Warrensburg. He is active with the animal shelters in Warrensburg and Sedalia. He is a member of the Renegade Cruisers Riding Club and the Riders of American Roads (ROAR).
Attending the ceremony with him were his daughter, Sheila Fulton; his girlfriend, Deb Johnson; and his girlfriend’s daughter and husband, Lexi and Quincy Brown.
The Missouri Veterans Commission established the Employee of the Month Program to recognize employees within the Missouri Veterans Commission for outstanding service. Deputy Director Bryan Hunt presented him with a plaque. State Rep. Dean Dohrman presented him with a proclamation from the Missouri House of Representatives and state Sen. David Pearce presented him with a proclamation from the Missouri Senate.
Release courtesy of Missouri Veteran’s Home