Command Staff has selected Matt Shargel and Rick Najarian for member recognition for the month of January. Matt and Rick's exceptional leadership and quick, critical decision-making on the New Year's Eve/Day search on Mt. Tamalpias was an inspiration. This was a technical carryout over wet and difficult terrain, involving setting fixed safety lines and awkward belay work. Their direction during this four-hour-long extrication process resulted in the successful packaging and safe transport of the subject to CP. It also required managing the safety and responsibilities of about 30 people, but Matt and Rick were always on top of the situation. Bravo Matt and Rick!