CHIÈVRES, Belgium -- On June 28, Mr. Michael D. Formica, director of Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe, presented the 2018 Army Lodging Supervisor of the Year Award to Kenneth Ross, maintenance supervisor at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux's Chièvres Army Lodging.

"You can not be a good supervisor if you don't have a good team," said Ross during his speech.

Ross was awarded for outstanding service from October 2016 to September 2017. "During this time, Ross demonstrated his commitment to employees through consistent and steady relationships developed over the years," stated Army Maj. Gen. Sean M. Jenkins, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Installation Management Command.

"These relationships helped facilitate resolutions to situations with potential for further escalation. Due to his willingness to assist with implementation of information technology updates throughout Europe, he is highly thought of, not only within the Chièvres Lodging community, but by other Europe lodging management and staffs."

Ross also received a Commander's Award from the Department of the Army.