KEKAHA — The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility was recently announced as a winner for the 2022 Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Installation Excellence Award program.
PMRF placed third in the small installation category for outstanding performance during fiscal year 2021. The award is based on Enterprise strategic goals and Secretary of Defense criteria.
“I am humbled and fortunate to be a part of this excellent organization,” said Capt. Tim Young, commanding officer of PMRF. “PMRF has performed above and beyond as an installation and I’m very proud of what we all have accomplished. Thank you to our PMRF ‘ohana for your hard work and dedication.”
The PMRF workforce includes approximately 90 sailors, 200 government civilians and 600 permanent contract civilian employees.
In 2021, PMRF provided pivotal fleet training and program test support for the U.S. Navy, other U.S. armed services, and armed services of allied nations.
PMRF played a critical role in the testing and evaluation of future weapons and sensor systems even amongst the global pandemic. While performing these services, PMRF also continued cultural and natural resources environmental management programs that have themselves won awards in the past.
CNIC oversees 70 U.S. Navy installations worldwide. For the Installation Excellence Awards, bases are evaluated on a number of categories including facilities management, quality of life, environment, energy, property stewardship and safety & health, among others.
“To all of our installations and activities across the Enterprise, thank you for your outstanding leadership and world-class support of the Fleet, Fighter and Family,” said Vice Adm. Yancy Lindsey, CNIC. “I am extremely proud of all you do, day-in and day-out, for our Navy and our Nation.”
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam also placed second in the Large Installations category.
Source: The Garden Island