Carter Announces 2016s Top Military Installations

Carter Announces 2016s Top Military Installations
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, May. 10 2016  Defense Secretary Ash Carter today announced the 2016 recipients of the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence:

This years award recipients are:


-- U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Commander:Army Col. James R. Salome;

-- Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California

Commander:Marine Corps Col. Sekou S. Karega;

-- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington

Commander:Navy Capt. Michael K. Nortier;

-- Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany

Commander:Air Force Col. Joseph D. McFall; and

-- Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia

Commander:Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan E. Day.

*Innovative Efforts*

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, Pentagon officials said.The five recipients of this highly competitive presidential award were selected for their exemplary support of Defense Department missions [ ], they added.

Excellent installations enable better mission performance and enhance the quality of life for military men and women and their families, officials said in a statement announcing this years recipients.Each winning installation succeeded in providing excellent working, housing and recreational conditions.

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