Ciccolella receives IMCOM’s 2022 Stalwart Award

By Eric KowalJune 22, 2023

Andrew Ciccolella, director of Picatinny Arsenal’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate

Andrew Ciccolella, director of Picatinny Arsenal’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate
Andrew Ciccolella, director of Picatinny Arsenal’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate (Photo Credit: Todd Mozes) VIEW ORIGINAL

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) has named the recipients of the 2022 Stalwart Award, approved by the Office of the Secretary of the Army, to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the highest standards of performance and significantly contributed to the command’s success and responsibilities.

Andrew Ciccolella, director of Picatinny Arsenal’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate, was named as one of nine recipients across IMCOM, and the only recipient in the Installation Management Command Directorate-Sustainment (ID-Sustainment).

Family and MWR is a network of support and leisure services designed to serve the needs, interests, and responsibilities of everyone in the Army community, as well as enhance the quality of their lives.

As director, Ciccolella leads a team of more than 200 employees that support family, child and youth programs involving recreation, sports, entertainment, travel, and leisure activities across the Arsenal.

Ciccolella has been working with FMWR for the past 16 years and was appointed director in 2016. When he began his career at Picatinny Arsenal, Ciccolella was assigned as the Assistant Director of Child Youth and School Services (CYS). After earning his Master of Business Administration from Walden University, he was promoted to Marketing Coordinator for the FMWR.

Now as FMWR director, Ciccolella manages and directs 14 complex FMWR program areas, including four

divisions: Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) Support Services, Business, recreation, and CYS at a small-sized Garrison within ID Sustainment. He also oversees the performance and financial operations of 19 facilities, managing more than $5 million in net revenue and more than $675,000 in net income before depreciation.

In Fiscal Year 2022, Ciccolella directly led the Business Operations Division, which includes the Food and Beverage program with net revenue of $1.3 million, Golf Club Program with $1.15 million, and Frog Falls Water Park with $501,000.

Stalwart Award evaluation criteria assess a nominees’ contributions and their measurable achievements in IMCOM missions based on title and industry. Stalwart Award evaluation criteria also consider how the nominees’ colleagues perceive them as a motivating force in the workplace.

The recipients have distinguished themselves from their peers through dedicated service, initiative, and drive in promoting the readiness and resilience of our people and installations.

Employee recognition is an element of the IMCOM Service Culture Campaign, which is built upon the premise that excellence in customer service is a byproduct of how employees are treated.

“His contributions directly support the IMCOM’s vision of ‘Committed to Service-Enhancing Readiness Foundation of Army Culture,’” Davis Tindoll, director of IMCOM Sustainment, said of Ciccolella in a memorandum of endorsement for the award.

To sustain a highly effective team capable of supporting installation senior commanders and Army readiness requirements, IMCOM’s employee programs and trainings aim to establish an environment where employees have engaged leaders, feel valued, are loyal to the organization and treat one another with dignity and respect.

“This is an amazing achievement by Andy,” said Lt. Col. Alexander D. Burgos, Picatinny Arsenal garrison commander. “The award is a testament of his leadership, but more importantly a reflection of the professionalism and hard work the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation team has done to provide outstanding quality of life services to the Picatinny community.”

Lt. Gen. Omar Jones, IMCOM commanding general, recognized award recipients with plaques at the Garrison Command Team Conference in San Antonio, Texas on June 6. Ciccolella was unable to attend the conference as he and his wife just welcomed a newborn baby boy. As a result, Tindoll will present him with the award at a later date.

2022 IMCOM Stalwart Award winners:


•            Rod Oshiro (Wiesbaden)

•            Peter Suh (Grafenwoehr)


•            Randall Ross (Deagu)


•            Jeffrey Williamson (Riley)

•            Ronald Van Why (Yuma)


•            Andrew Ciccolella (Picatinny)


•            Joshua Altice (Leavenworth)

•            Brent Widener (Moore)

•            Tiffany Wood (Leonard Wood)