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DOD Announces Winners of the 2020 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence

Aug. 21, 2020

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper has announced the 2020 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 2020 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence are:

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Drum, New York
Senior Commander: Major General Brian J. Mennes, U.S. Army
Garrison Commander:  Colonel Jeffery P. Lucas, U.S. Army

Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
Commanding Officer: Captain Bradley N. Rosen, U.S. Navy

Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, California
Base Commander: Brigadier General Roger Turner, U.S. Marine Corps

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
Commanding Officer: Colonel Patricia A. Csànk, U.S. Air Force

Defense Distribution Depot, San Joaquin, California
Commanding Officer: Colonel Tiffany. N. Harris, U.S. Marine Corps

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, read these narratives.

For more information about the award program, read this fact sheet.