ACES team receives honorary plaque for support during POTUS visit
June 22, 2012
FORT STEWART, Ga. - For their excellence, unquestionable team work and dedication to Soldiers and Family Members, the Army Continuing Education System's team was recognized for their distinguished work when President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle visited the home of the Third Infantry Division as the selected installation to sign an executive order protecting Soldiers, Family Members and veterans from education fraud and scams of federal education benefits in April.
The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton presented the team with an ACES award at the Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith Army Education Center for their support, June 14.
As part of the 3rd ID Command Philosophy signed by Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, the element of teamwork is essential for a mission. It states that "units are successful as a team. Our outfit is loaded with great individual leaders, Soldiers and DA Civilians, but we will only be as good as our ability to work together . . ."
"The President can make a decision to sign an executive order of this type anywhere, from his office to any military installation in the Department of Defense to all over our great country, but he chose this installation," Col. Milton said. "[It is] because of this great team, their efforts and their excellence they demonstrated toward serving our population of Soldiers, Family Members and Army Civilians."
Stewart-Hunter Education Officer, Pamela King, said she felt honored after the ACES team received a plaque presented by Col. Milton. Colonel Milton shared that if anyone wonders why the President chose Fort Stewart to sign an executive order of education, take a "look at these great folks right here."