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Immediate Release

DOD Announces Winners of the 2019 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan announced the 2019 recipients of the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence.

The Commander in Chief's 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.

Recipients of the 2019 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence are:

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Stewart, Georgia
Senior Commander:  Maj. Gen. Leopoldo A. Quintas, U.S. Army
Garrison Commander:  Col. Jason A. Wolter, U.S. Army

Naval Base San Diego, California
Commanding Officer:  Capt. Roy Love, U.S. Navy

Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California
Installation Commander:  Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps

Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Installation Commanding Officer:  Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, U.S. Air Force

DLA Distribution Susquehanna, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Commanding Officer:  Col. James M. Callis II, U.S. Army

Installations compete on how well they achieve the department's objectives in several areas of installation management, including mission support, energy conservation, quality of life and unit morale, environmental stewardship, real property management, safety, health and security, communications and public relations.

Excellent installations enable better mission performance and enhance the working and living conditions for military men and women, DOD civilians and their families. Each of the winning installations succeeded at being the best in achieving excellence in performing installation management within their military service and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Each winning installation will receive a commemorative trophy and flag and a congratulatory letter from the president.

For information about each winning installation's accomplishments, visit