Garrison public affairs chief wins prestigious award
December 12, 2008
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Installation Management Command recognized David McNally for winning the Korea Region Stalwart Award in a ceremony Dec. 10. The IMCOM commanding general presented the award at a formal banquet during the annual Garrison Commander's Conference.
McNally is the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan public affairs chief. The Stalwart award recognizes IMCOM employees, both Soldiers and Civilians, who represent the Army's continued commitment to doing business in the best way possible.
"An IMCOM Stalwart is someone who in the daily performance of duty stands out as a model leader - one who exemplifies the spirit of the Installation Management Command," said Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, IMCOM Commanding General.
To be considered for the award, the accomplishments of an employee must be notably significant and must demonstrate positive contributions to the mission and goals of IMCOM.
"I count on Dave to be my 'go-to' staff member to get the word out to our 25,000 community members," said Col. Dave Hall, USAG-Yongsan Commander. "He embraces new and innovative ways to communicate my command messages and to tell the Garrison story through all available media venues."
Nominations for the award are submitted to a panel established by IMCOM to determine the best candidates. Runner-up nominees from the Korea Region were Madonna Lachman, USAG-Humphreys equal employment opportunity specialist and Yi Che-sil, USAG-Red Cloud transportation operational specialist.
"He sets the standard for Army strategic communications," said Tillman Moses, Deputy Garrison Commander. "He consistently seeks out new ways to tell the Army story. He stands out as a model leader and exemplifies the spirit of the Installation Management Command."
All 180 garrisons world-wide nominate employees for the award during the summer. There are 7 winners which represent each IMCOM region and the IMCOM headquarters.
"I have to say, I work for a great organization," McNally said.
Each winner receives a medallion, a shadow box plaque and a trip to the states to attend the Garrison Commander's Conference.
"What a surprise," McNally said. "I'm honored. It was an incredible night!"