WASHINGTON (May 11, 2009) - Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

These awards are given out each year in a ceremony known as "CLEA," which combines the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME), the Deployment Excellence Award (DEA), and the Supply Excellence Award (SEA). Sponsored by the Chief of Staff of the Army, CLEA honors installations' and units' excellence in maintenance, deployment and supply operations.

The 95 units chosen in 50 different categories represent logistics programs that are the best in the Army and have contributed significantly to Army readiness. The honorees are from Active Army, Reserve, and National Guard installations and units from around the world.

"I am extremely proud of each and every unit being honored at the CLEA," said Lt. Gen. Mitch Stevenson, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army for logistics. "These units, and more importantly, the logisticians within them that are being recognized, are the best of the best, and I commend their ingenuity, determination, teamwork and skill, and I also thank them for setting the standard in logistics excellence for our Army."

The competition and award process begins with an Army Command nominating one or more of its units based on published guidelines and regulations. From there, evaluators from the U.S. Army Transportation, Ordnance and Quartermaster Centers, augmented by Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers, travel worldwide to conduct on-site evaluations of the units nominated by their commands. This year, for the first time, evaluators traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to look at nominees in some of the toughest operating conditions imaginable.

The winners are receiving their awards at the CLEA ceremony and banquet hosted by Stevenson on June 2 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. The winners are also treated to a day in Washington, D.C. with a tour of the Pentagon and VIP seats at the Twilight Tattoo on the National Mall.

For more information on the award programs, contact Ms. Shirley Bryant-Harper at 703-614-0956 or Shirley.bryant-harper@hqda.army.mil.


<b>The 2009 Chief of Staff of the Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards</b>

<b><u>Maintenance Excellence Award Winners & Runners-up</u></b>

<b>Depot Category</b>
Winner: Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas
Runner-Up: Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pa.

<b>Active Army, Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE), Small</b>
Winner: Forward Support Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, Camp Stryker, Iraq
Runner-Up: B Company, 308th Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Lewis, Wash.

<b>Active Army, TOE, Medium</b>
Winner: Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas
Runner-Up: B Company, 47th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Armor Division, Baumholder, Germany

<b>Active Army, TOE, Large</b>
Winner: 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas
Runner-Up: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, VCorps, Schwetzingen, Germany

<b>Active Army, Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA), Small</b>
Winner: Busan Storage Center, Busan, Korea, 8th Army
Runner-Up: 6981st Civilian Support Group, Mannheim, Germany

<b>Active Army, TDA, Medium</b>
Winner: Maintenance Activity Vilseck, Germany, U.S. Army Europe
Runner-Up: 39th Signal Brigade, Chievres, Belguim

<b>Active Army, TDA, Large</b>
Winner: Maintenance Activity Kaiserslautern, Germany, U.S. Army Europe
Runner-Up: 58th Transportation Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

<b>Army Reserve, TOE, Small</b>
Winner: 469th Medical Company, Wichita, Kan.
Runner-Up: Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 341st Medical Evacuation Battalion, Mesquite, Texas

<b>Army Reserve, TOE, Medium</b>
Winner: 425th Transportation Company, Salina, Kan.
Runner-Up: 492nd Engineer Company, Mankato, Minn.

<b>Army Reserve, TDA, Small</b>
Winner: Area Maintenance Support Activity #57(G), New Century, Kan.
Runner-Up: Equipment Concentration Site #33, Fort Riley, Kan.

<b>National Guard, TOE, Small</b>
Winner: Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 751st Maintenance Battalion, Eastover, S.C.
Runner-Up: 133rd Personnel Services Detachment, Butner, N.C.

<b>National Guard, TOE, Medium</b>
Winner: 1344th Transportation Company, East St. Louis, Ill.
Runner-Up: Support Company, 3/20th Special Forces Group, Starke, Fla.

<b>National Guard, TDA, Small</b>
Winner: Field Maintenance Shop #5, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Runner-Up: Field Maintenance Shop #9, Gate City, Va.

<b>National Guard, TDA, Medium</b>
Winner: Combined Support Maintenance Shop, Eastover, S.C.
Runner-Up: Combined Support Maintenance Shop, Smyrna, Tenn.

<b>Installation Management Command, Small</b>
Winner: Installation Material Maintenance Activity, U.S. Army Garrison, Vicenza, Italy
Runner-Up: U.S. Army Garrison, Benelux, Belgium

<b>Installation Management Command, Medium</b>
Winner: Directorate of Logistics, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Humphries, Korea
Runner-Up: U.S. Army Garrison, Yongsan, Korea

<b>Installation Management Command, Large</b>
Winner: U.S. Army Garrison, Red Cloud, Korea
Runner-Up: Material Maintenance Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

<b><u>Deployment Excellence Awards Winners & Runners-up</u></b>

<b>Operational Deployment, Small</b>
Winner: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, Olympia, Wash.

<b>Operational Deployment, Large</b>
Winner: 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Grafenwoehr, Germany

<b>Army Installation</b>
Winner: Fort Riley, Kan.
Runner-Up: Fort Campbell, Ky.

<b>Active Army, Small</b>
Winner: 317th Maintenance Company, Bamberg, Germany
Runner-Up: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, N.Y.

<b>Active Army, Large</b>
Winner: 412th Aviation Support Battalion, Ansbach, Germany
Runner-Up: Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany

<b>Active Army Supporting Unit</b>
Winner: 838th Transportation Battalion, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Runner-Up: 836th Transportation Battalion, Yokohama, Japan

<b>Army National Guard, Small</b>
Winner: 1132nd Military Police Company, Rocky Mount, N.C.
Runner-Up: 430th Ordnance Company, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Greenville, N.C.

<b>Army National Guard, Large</b>
Winner: 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Jacksonville, Fla.
Runner-Up: 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment, Mankato, Minn.

<b>Army National Guard Supporting Unit</b>
Winner: Joint Forces Headquarters - Ohio, Columbus, Ohio
Runner-Up: Joint Forces Headquarters - Minnesota, Little Falls, Minn.

<b>Army Reserve, Small</b>
Winner: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Coraopolis, Pa.
Runner-Up: Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 332nd Transportation Battalion, Tampa, Fla.

<b>Army Reserve, Large</b>
Winner: 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Los Angeles, Ca.
Runner-Up: 335th Signal Command, East Point, Ga.

<b>Army Reserve Supporting Unit</b>
Winner: U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Runner-Up: U.S. Army Continental United States Replacement Center, Fort Benning, Ga.

<b><u>Supply Excellence Awards Winners & Runners-up</u></b>

<b>Active Army, Level I, Unit Modified Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE)</b>
Winner: 118th Military Police Company, U.S. Forces Command
Runner-Up: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 206th Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
Honorable Mention: B Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, U.S. Army Pacific

<b>Active Army, Level I, Unit TDA</b>
Winner: 78th Aviation Battalion, U.S. Army Pacific
Runner-Up: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Joint Multinational Training Center, U.S. Army Europe
Honorable Mention: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 516th Signal Brigade, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command

<b>Active Army, Level II, Property Book MTOE</b>
Winner: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 30th Medical Brigade, U.S. Army Europe
Runner-Up: 17th Fires Brigade, U.S. Forces Command

<b>Active Army, Level II, Property Book TDA</b>
Winner: 21st Cavalry Brigade, U.S. Forces Command
Runner-Up: U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, U.S. Army Installation Management Command
Honorable Mention: University of California Santa Barbara, Army ROTC, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

<b>Active Army, Level III Parent Level MTOE</b>
Winner: 212th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Europe
Runner-Up: 470th Military Intelligence Brigade, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

<b>Active Army, Level III, Parent Level TDA</b>
Winner: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Joint Multinational Readiness Center, U.S. Army Europe

<b>Active Army, Level IV, Supply Support Activity (SSA), MTOE</b>
Winner: 558th Transportation Company, U.S. Forces Command
Runner-Up: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Honorable Mention: E Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, U.S. Army Pacific

<b>Active Army, Level IV, SSA, TDA</b>
Winner: Aviation Center Logistics Command, Fort Rucker, Ala.
Runner-Up: U.S. Army Garrison, Vicenza, Italy, U.S. Army Installation Management Command
Honorable Mention: U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell, Ky., U.S. Army Installation Management Command

<b>Army Reserve, Level I, Unit MTOE</b>
Winner: 406th Adjutant Human Resource Company, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Runner-Up: 341st Military Police Company, San Jose, Ca.

<b>Army Reserve, Level I, Unit TDA</b>
Winner: 5th Battalion, 80th Regiment, Abingdon, Md.
Runner-Up: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 108th Training Command, Charlotte, N.C.

<b>Army Reserve, Level II, Property Book MTOE</b>
Winner: 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Los Angeles, Ca.

<b>Army Reserve, Level II, Property Book TDA</b>
Winner: Headquarters, 158th Infantry Brigade, Daytona, Fla.
Runner-Up: Medical Readiness and Training Command, San Antonio, Texas
Honorable Mention: 4th Brigade Combat Service Support, Indianapolis, Ind.

<b>Army Reserve, Level III, Parent Level TDA</b>
Winner: 4th Brigade Combat Service Support, Indianapolis, Ind.
Runner-Up: Equipment Concentration Site 33, Fort Riley, Kan.

<b>Army Reserve, Level IV, SSA</b>
Winner: 889th Quartermaster Company, Ogden, Utah
Runner-Up: 238th Component Repair Company, San Antonio, Texas
Honorable Mention: Detachment 1, 1011th Quartermaster Company, Pittsburg, Kan.

<b>National Guard, Level I, Unit MTOE</b>
Winner: 548th Transportation Company, Trenton, Mo.
Runner-Up: Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 231st Brigade Support Battalion, Valley City, N.D.

<b>National Guard, Level I, Unit TDA</b>
Winner: Headquarters Detachment, Barrigada, Guam
Runner-Up: Headquarters, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Bloomington, Minn.

<b>National Guard, Level II, Property Book MTOE</b>
Winner: Headquarters, 1-265th Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Daytona, Fla.
Runner-Up: Headquarters, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Bloomington, Minn.
Honorable Mention: 58th Troop Command, Adelphi, Md.

<b>National Guard, Level II, Property Book TDA</b>
Winner: National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit, North Little Rock, Ark.
Runner-Up: 84th Troop Command, Minneapolis, Minn.
Honorable Mention: Joint Forces Headquarters, Jackson, Miss.

<b>National Guard, Level III, Parent MTOE</b>
Winner: Headquarters, 1-135th Aviation Battalion, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
Runner-Up: 292nd Combat Support Battalion, Coto Laurel, Puerto Rico

<b>National Guard, Level III, Parent TDA</b>
Winner: 83rd Troop Command, Tallahassee, Fla.
Runner-Up: 721st Troop Command Battalion, Milford, Del.

<b>National Guard, Level IV, SSA</b>
Winner: U.S. Property and Fiscal Office, Camp Douglas, Wis.
Runner-Up: U.S. Property and Fiscal Office, Puerto Rico
Honorable Mention: U.S. Property and Fiscal Office, Kapolei, Hawaii

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