USAG-HI awarded ACOE gold
April 29, 2014
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii (April 25, 2014) -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has received the 2014 Army Community of Excellence Gold Medal award as the top installation in the Army.
"The award reflects how USAG-HI consistently excelled at providing base operations, training support and quality of life services to Soldiers, families and civilians," wrote Lt. Gen. David Halverson, assistant chief of staff of the Army for Installation Management and commanding general of Installation Management Command.
"Your concepts, visionary and supportive leadership, core values, learning and innovation, and organizational performance combined with your ability to focus on results and creating value plus customer-driven excellence have put you a pace ahead of other installations," wrote Halverson.
"This was a team effort throughout U.S. Army Hawaii," said Col. Daniel Whitney, garrison commander. "Our dedicated garrison staff has worked with all of our commands and partners here to ensure the best installation practices and plans are in place to support our military community."
The award noted USAG-HI accomplishments, including institutionalizing a cost savings culture resulting in initiatives that saved $700,000 in fiscal year 2013 and $61.7 million since fiscal year 2010.
Also noted was the garrison's reduced regulated waste generation by partnering with Hawaii-based Army units to replace traditional petroleum motor pool maintenance products with bio-based lubricants and spill absorbent.
Established in 1985 and sponsored by the Chief of Staff of the Army, ACOE is an annual Armywide assessment of all aspects of installation management. The program is designed to improve installation operations and readiness through business transformation processes.
For the ACOE assessment, each installation documents its strategic planning, performance, process improvements and initiatives for innovation, which in turn are evaluated and scored by teams of trained experts at the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and IMCOM headquarters.