Marines Corps Reserve Sergeant Crandall Thomson recognized as GEICO Military Service Award recipient

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2015 – GEICO recently recognized Sergeant Crandall B. Thomson of the United States Marine Corps Reserves with a 2014 Military Service Award for his exceptional effort to promote motorcycle, traffic and workplace safety.

Sgt. Thomson, an aviation airframes mechanic for Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112, Naval Air Station, Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth Texas, serves as safety manager for his unit, where he has a variety of responsibilities. He oversees his squadron's motorcycle riding club and helped ensure the club experienced zero motorcycle mishaps for the year 2014.

Additionally, as a unit safety manager, Sgt. Thomson took the initiative to revamp the following workplace programs: fire prevention, emergency action plan, fall reporting, anonymous reporting, personal protective equipment and the annual safety training program. As a result of his oversight and attention to detail, his squadron has an impeccable safety record.

Sgt. Thomson was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Prosser, Wash., and joined the United States Marine Corps at age 18. He spent several tours in Iraq as well as the Western Pacific. Currently, Sgt. Thomson lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife Jennifer and two sons.

GEICO chairman and CEO Tony Nicely presented Sgt. Thomson the Military Service Award at a recent ceremony in Washington, D.C. "Many military men and women go well beyond the call of duty to make a difference in both military and civilian communities," Nicely said. "Sergeant Thomson has proven through his efforts to promote motorcycle and workplace safety that he is an exceptional leader and displays a deep concern for the well-being of his squadron. We are proud to present him with this award."

The GEICO Military Service Awards, now in their 27th year, have recognized members of the U.S. military for their special achievements and contributions to the civilian and military community since 1988.

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