The U.S. Army Installation Management Command presented its annual Stalwart Awards during a global video teleconference on Nov. 17, 2021.
Three team members representing IMCOM-Pacific were recognized during the meeting, which was hosted at IMCOM headquarters in San Antonio, Texas and virtually attended by IMCOM personnel from all around the world.
The Stalwart Award is given to approximately a dozen employees worldwide each year who distinguish themselves from their peers and leaders as outstanding IMCOM civilians and exceed the call of duty to achieve Army and IMCOM objectives.
Marshall Downs, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan-Casey’s Directorate of Public Works Operations and Maintenance chief, received the IMCOM Stalwart award for “exceptional performance” in support of Yongsan base closure, Army force realignment efforts, and facility support to protect U.S. forces during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the award citation.
Rhonda Suzuki, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii’s Directorate of Public Works deputy director, received the Stalwart Award because “she is a change agent for the garrison and IMCOM, successfully leading environmental programs that protect training lands across the Hawaiian footprint,” according to an endorsement letter from Col. Daniel Misigoy, the Garrison Commander at USAG-Hawaii.
Additionally, Andrew Kerrigan, a program operations specialist from IMCOM-Pacific’s Child and Youth Services program, was recognized with the sole IMCOM Stalwart Award for team members serving at the IMCOM Directorate level for numerous contributions to CYS Pacific-wide, including developing Army best practices and supporting high-quality childcare in spite of the countless challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to an endorsement letter by Craig Deatrick, Director of IMCOM-Pacific, Kerrigan “epitomizes the values and traits of this award,” and “impresses his peers and superiors alike.”