Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld today announced the winners of the 2005 Commander in Chiefs Annual Award for Installation Excellence. They are:
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Hinesville, Ga.
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, N.C.
Naval Base Kitsap, Silverdale, Wash.
Misawa Air Base, Japan
Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin, Calif.
The Commander in Chiefs Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients of this highly competitive Presidential award were selected for their exemplary support of Department of Defense missions.
Excellent installations enable better mission performance and enhance the quality of life for military men and women and their families. Each winning installation succeeded in providing excellent working, housing and recreational conditions for the people assigned to that installation.
The 2005 Commander in Chiefs Award ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, in the Pentagon Auditorium (BH650). The ceremony is open for media coverage.