Kings Bay Named Installation of Excellence

Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced March 30 that Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is one of five recipients of the 2007 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence. The Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations.

The five recipients of this highly competitive presidential award were selected for their exemplary support of Department of Defense missions. Kings Bay is the only Navy base to win the award, along with two Marine Corps bases, an Army garrison, an Air Force base and a Defense supply center. “We are truly humbled to receive this award,” said Capt. Mike McKinnon, commanding officer of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. “We understand Team Kings Bay is just a small reflection of the immense talent existing throughout the [Commander, Naval Installations Command] enterprise and we are extremely fortunate to be singled out and honored with this recognition." He stated everyone who works at the strategic submarine base played a critical role in enhancing the base’s operational, material and family readiness.

“From those involved in repairing our national assets to those responsible for training our warriors, and to those who keep our Trident D-5 weapon system operating flawlessly in support of our national strategic objectives, as well as those who provide support to our families, and provide a safe place to work and play, this honor reflects your dedicated effort to Team Kings Bay,” said McKinnon. McKinnon said the award is a well-earned accomplishment and challenged base employees to constantly motivate themselves and strive for continued success. “The budgetary, manpower and operational challenges that lie ahead are only opportunities for us to use even greater teamwork to enhance the world-class support the Team Kings Bay provides today,” he said.

According to a statement issued by DoD, “Excellent installations enable better mission performance and enhance the quality of life for military men and women and their families. Each winning installation succeeded in providing excellent working, housing and recreational conditions.” Base officials will receive the award May 4 at the Pentagon.

From Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Public Affairs

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