By Ms. Victoria Eby (Army Audit Agency)August 10, 2018
The U.S. Army Audit Agency received the Army Superior Unit Award for exceptional value and support to the Army.
The Army Superior Unit Award citation reads:
"During the period 20 June 2015 to 20 June 2016, the United States Army Audit Agency CONUS provided exceptional value and support to our Army leaders, Soldiers, Civilians and Families. Faced with a major reorganization, closing 4 field offices, constrained resources, hiring over 125 interns and facilitating more efficient workforce training and assignments; the Agency overcame these significant challenges and identified about $2.4 billion in efficiencies and cost avoidance, produced 133 audit reports with almost 500 recommendations to improve the Army's organizations, programs, systems, functions and funding executions and protected the Army's reputation. The United States Army Audit Agency CONUS' outstanding performance of duty is in keeping with the finest of traditions of military service and reflects distinct credit upon themselves and the United States Army."
Army Regulation 600-8-22 (Military Awards), dated 25 June 2015 , prescribes the Department of the Army policy, criteria, and administrative instructions concerning individual and unit military awards and describes the Army Superior Unit Award as follows:
The Army Superior Unit Award was established by the SECARMY on 8 April 1985 to recognize outstanding meritorious performance by a unit during peacetime of a difficult and challenging mission under extraordinary circumstances. Circumstances may be deemed to be extraordinary when they do not represent the typical day-to-day circumstances under which the unit normally performs, or may reasonably be expected to perform, its peacetime mission.
All Army civilians employed with the Agency received an Army Superior Unit Award lapel pin in 2018. The Department of the Army civilians employed with the Agency during the cited period, may wear the Army Superior Unit Award lapel pin permanently. The Agency employees who joined the Agency after the awarded period, may wear the Army Superior Unit Award lapel pin as long they remain employed by the Agency.