IMCOM-Pacific receives Excellence in Federal Government Awards

By Rick BlackMay 10, 2024

Scott Carter, Chief of Plans and Operations, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (right) accepts the Leadership Excellence Award from Ryan Tanabe, Director, NOAA National Weather Service Pacific Region at the Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Scott Carter, Chief of Plans and Operations, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (right) accepts the Leadership Excellence Award from Ryan Tanabe, Director, NOAA National Weather Service Pacific Region at the Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Staff Sgt. Mai Phan, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers President, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (right) accepts the Mentor of the Year Excellence Award from William Jessup, Acting U.S. Marshall, District of Hawaii at the Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Staff Sgt. Mai Phan, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers President, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (right) accepts the Mentor of the Year Excellence Award from William Jessup, Acting U.S. Marshall, District of Hawaii at the Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
On behalf of Hilary Kapua Kawelo, Natural Resources Specialist, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, Matthew Foster (right) accepts the Exceptional Community Service Excellence Award from Melissa Naguwa, Honolulu Passport Agency at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – On behalf of Hilary Kapua Kawelo, Natural Resources Specialist, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, Matthew Foster (right) accepts the Exceptional Community Service Excellence Award from Melissa Naguwa, Honolulu Passport Agency at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Justin Turnbo, Fire Management Specialist, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (right) accepts the Federal Employee of the Year – Professional, Administrative, Technical Excellence Award from Howard Vickers, Chief of Human Resources, U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Pacific at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Justin Turnbo, Fire Management Specialist, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (right) accepts the Federal Employee of the Year – Professional, Administrative, Technical Excellence Award from Howard Vickers, Chief of Human Resources, U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Pacific at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Miles Watanabe, Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic Leader, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (right) accepts the Pinnacle Award as the best in the Federal Employee of the Year – Trades and Crafts category from Capt. Richard Jones, Commander, PHNSY & IMF at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Miles Watanabe, Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic Leader, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (right) accepts the Pinnacle Award as the best in the Federal Employee of the Year – Trades and Crafts category from Capt. Richard Jones, Commander, PHNSY & IMF at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Miles Watanabe, Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic Leader, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (right) accepts the Federal Employee of the Year – Trades and Crafts Excellence Award from Capt. Richard Jones, Commander, PHNSY & IMF at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Miles Watanabe, Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic Leader, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (right) accepts the Federal Employee of the Year – Trades and Crafts Excellence Award from Capt. Richard Jones, Commander, PHNSY & IMF at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Honiala Morales, Executive Officer, U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Pacific (right) accepts the Team Excellence Award from Nanea Vasta, Federal Security Director, Transportation Security Agency at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Honiala Morales, Executive Officer, U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Pacific (right) accepts the Team Excellence Award from Nanea Vasta, Federal Security Director, Transportation Security Agency at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

The Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board hosted the 68th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at the Tradewinds facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on May 10.

The Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board represents almost 130 federal departments and agencies in the Pacific employing more than 90,000 civilians, military personnel, postal workers, and contractors. The Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards recognize teams and individuals for their valuable contributions and exceptional service in the Federal workplace each year in multiple categories.

This year, the Headquarters Staff of U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Pacific at Fort Shafter, Hawaii was recognized for Team Excellence by providing exceptional service to Army installations and garrisons in Hawaii, Alaska, Kwajalein, Japan and Korea. The staff provides countless hours in support of critical and unique challenges and programs for installation management supporting Army Soldier, Families and Civilians across the Pacific.

Additionally, several individuals at U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii were recognized for their exceptional support to the Army community in Hawaii. Overall, there were 127 awards in 7 categories, and a Pinnacle Award for the best in each category presented during the ceremony. For the IMCOM-Pacific region, one team and five individuals received excellence awards with Miles Watanabe from U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii also winning the Pinnacle Award for the Federal Employee of the Year – Trades and Crafts category.

Team Excellence: Headquarters Staff, U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Pacific, Fort Shafter, HI

Federal Employee of the Year – Trades and Crafts and Pinnacle Award for Best in Category: Miles Watanabe, Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI

Federal Employee of the Year – Professional, Administrative, Technical – Justin Turnbo, Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI

Exceptional Community Service: Hilary (Kapua) Kawelo, Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI

Mentor of the Year: Staff Sgt Mai Phan, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI

Leadership: Scott Carter, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI

For more information about the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board visit their website at https://feb.opm.gov/western-region/honolulu/.