He is the safety advisor to the Memphis District Commander as well as all district employees. He is charged with ensuring the district complies with all safety regulations, but most importantly, he is responsible for making sure all employees get home safely each day.
His name is Harley Chase. He is the Memphis District Safety Manager and has been doing this job for 18 years now, with one and a half of them being here in Memphis, Tennessee.
“I am a second-generation safety manager,” Chase explained. “My dad got into the safety field after he retired and while it was never really a desire of mine to follow in his footsteps in the safety field, I eventually did.”
Chase said he wanted a career in the Army, but after several years as a Army machinist, he decided it wasn’t for him.
“My dad mentioned a new program that put safety professionals at the Brigade Combat Teams,” Chase said. “I applied and was lucky enough to be accepted for the Army Safety Intern program. I was selected at the 3rd Brigade 3rd Infantry Division as a safety manager.”
Chase said he loves his job because he gets to help people, meet interesting people, and see what they do.