May 4, 2021
The International Military Community Executives Association (IMCEA) has announced its national annual MWR award winners.
SUBJ: MORALE, WELL-BEING, AND RECREATION (MWR) AWARDS
A. ALCGPSC 067/20, MORALE, WELL-BEING, AND RECREATION (MWR)
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
1. The International Military Community Executives Association
(IMCEA) has announced its national annual MWR award winners as first
solicited in Ref A.
2. CWO4 (F&S) Chris Hedrick, D8 MWR Regional Director, USCG Base New
Orleans, is the Coast Guard Irving Rubenstein Memorial Award winner
for 2020. CWO Hedrick is the D8 Regional MWR cognizant authority
responsible for one of the largest MWR Districts in the Coast Guard.
He provides MWR program oversight and enforces regulations for 100+
commands to include financial oversight of $504K Non-Appropriated
Funds (NAF) and is subject matter expert for MWR use-of-funds. He
currently is MWR cognizant authority for 36 custodial accounts. He
reviews all quarterly reports, annual budgets, and annual audit
submissions for the D8 region. CWO Hedrick's leadership, hard work,
and dedication made significant contributions to the readiness,
resiliency, and retention of the Coast Guard family.
3. Ms. Amanda M. Pozzi, Youth Center Director, Internship
Coordinator, and MWR Lodging Manager, USCG TRACEN Petaluma, is the
Frederick J. McKenney Lifetime Spirit Award winner for 2020. Ms.
Pozzi takes pride in her accomplishments in support of the Coast
Guard MWR programs at TRACEN Petaluma while managing multiple
responsibilities such as Youth Service Director, Internship
Coordinator and was temporarily reassigned as the MWR Guest Lodging
Manager for 90 days due to departure of the manager. As the Youth
Center Director, she served as the Youth/Teen representative on the
Morale Committee and the TRACEN Neighborhood Advisory Board. She
enthusiastically provided members with youth center programs and
events as she worked closely with our partner, the Boys and Girls
Club of America (BGCA). Her leadership, hard work, and dedication
made significant contributions to the readiness, resiliency, and
retention of the Coast Guard family.
4. The IMCEA awards will be sent directly to the commands for
5. Released: RDML S. N. Gilreath, Commander, Personnel
Service Center. The Service Center for our most
important resource Our People.
6. Internet release authorized.