Posted on Sep 8, 2015
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One of my Soldiers came to me this morning with complaints of mold in his room upon inspection there was mild EVERYWHERE.

I know first course of action is to inform CoC and let it work itself out but his clothes military/civilian are all ruined including shoes. CoC will take time and this quality of life is unacceptable in my opinion!

What options are available to get this Soldier reimbursed and his room cleaned to a standard we would all live in?

Congressman, GCSM, General???
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SSgt Alex Robinson
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Contact the hospital environmental health folks and the IG. The medical folks can determine how toxic the mold is
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SSgt Robinson I gave you a thumbs ups. Can you give me a thumbs up since the poster is having a problem keeping up with the feedback.
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SSG(P) (Join to see) I believe that is a health code violation. If they're in military housing they should be reassigned to different quarters. I was assigned a room which was full of mold, I immediately went back to housing and told them about it and was given different quarters, after they sent someone to verify what I said.
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Since the CoC has been notified, another course of action is to get the local Preventive Medicine unit to come and do a courtesy inspection to get an evaluation done. Once their evaluation/inspection is done, they can get a Memo for record written up and given to the CoC, which will add weight to the corrective actions that need to be taken.
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SGT Kristin Wiley - When it comes to issues like this in the barracks....and even thought they "belong" to the 1SG's and CSM's, they are maintained by the base facility managers..........one should always have the local PM asset on the stand-by. This way, when the CoC is notified but is hitting roadblocks, having that inspection and memo done by PM adds extra weight when it is brought to the attention of highers that the health of Soldiers is in danger of affecting critical mission readiness. Even though PM can only recommend but not enforce, their words to carry weight in getting things taken care of.
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SGT Kristin Wiley
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Yeah, my situation was that the facility manager was married to the CSM, and she was the one causing the problems. I didn't even know PM could have done an evaluation.
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SGT Kristin Wiley - If the PM asset is asked, they will come and do such. But only if notified. And that is the rub about being PM. When the job is done right, no one knows we exist until someone gets sick. Then they scream for us (and sometimes try to blame us).
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SGT Kristin Wiley
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SFC (Join to see) Good to know!
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