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Immediate Release

DOD Announces Winners of the 2021 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin announced the 2021 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 2021 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence are:

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Senior Commander: Major General Brian E. Winski, U.S. Army

Garrison Commander:  Colonel Jeremy D. Bell, U.S. Army

Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Bahrain

Commanding Officer: Captain Gregory A. Smith, U.S. Navy

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Base Commander: Major General Julian D. Alford, U.S. Marine Corps

Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom

Commanding Officer: Colonel Jason A. Camilletti, U.S. Air Force

Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia

Commanding Officer: Brigadier General David J. Sanford, U.S. Air Force

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, flag, and a congratulatory letter from the President.

For information about each winning installation’s accomplishments, visit