Yongsan wins 2012 Communities of Excellence award
A partial screenshot is shown of the cover page of the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan 2012 Army Communities of Excellence packet that claimed a Bronze award. (U.S. Army Courtesy Photo)

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan was recently selected as a Bronze winner of the 2012 Army Communities of Excellence by the Army chief of staff.

The ACOE award recognizes USAG Yongsan's performance excellence in installation management and its direct efforts to improve and sustain the quality of support to Servicemembers, Families, Civilians, Local Nationals and contractors who work, live and train on the Area II installation.

"This is an extreme honor and a great privilege for us to be named a winner," said Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan. "I can never say enough on how hard the garrison team works, so receiving this recognition shows how well the garrison staff is doing for our Yongsan Community."

Each year, an ACOE panel of judges convenes to identify the winning installations based on the installations' written applications.

"Our garrison team's effort and dedication allowed them to put together an award winning packet that truly reflects the great commitment to our Community we have here in Yongsan," Huber said.

The ACOE allows installations to focus on cost-conscious and performance-based activities that contribute directly to a resilient and mission-ready Army.

Yongsan has a proud history of receiving ACOE honors: 2008 ACOE Bronze Award; 2009 ACOE Finalist; 2010 ACOE Bronze Award; 2011 Secretary of the Army Superior Quality of Life Award Medium Installation; and 2012 ACOE Bronze Award.

USAG Yongsan staff will be recognized at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., in May 2012 to receive its honors.

This story is part one in a special report highlighting U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's win of the Army Communities of Excellence - Bronze Award. Mark Abueg is the USAG Yongsan chief of public affairs.

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