ALCGPSC 088/22 - MORALE, WELL-BEING, AND RECREATION (MWR) AWARDS

IMCEA

Jul 5, 2022

The International Military Community Executives Association (IMCEA) has announced its national annual MWR award winners as first solicited in Ref A.

ALCGPSC 088/22

SUBJ: MORALE, WELL-BEING, AND RECREATION (MWR) AWARDS

A. ALCGPSC 089/21, 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. CAPT Jeffrey T. Eldridge, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Community Services Command, is the Coast Guard MWR Leadership Award winner for 2021. He was pivotal in the establishment of a MWR Capital Improvement Fund (CIF) program which resulted in over $4 million in Non-Appropriate Funds (NAF) being directed to support large scale MWR and Child Development Center (CDC) projects across the service in the Coast Guard’s continuing effort to best support the workforce and our families. Leveraging key strategic partnerships, he oversaw the continuation of the central commercial sponsorships with USAA and GEICO and its expansion to support Coast Guard cutters in the fleet. These partnerships provided critical funding support for Coast Guard Day festivities Service-wide. CAPT Eldridge’s inspirational and innovative leadership and positive professionalism will have lasting impacts on Coast Guard nonpaid compensation MWR programs and on the quality of life for military members and their families.

3. CWO3 (F&S) Stephen Bishop, MWR Program Analyst, Community Services Command, is the Coast Guard Irving Rubenstein Memorial Award winner for 2021. CWO Steve Bishop was responsible for the oversight and delivery of over 500 requested morale items for MWR programs throughout the Coast Guard. This morale equipment was funded through the Coast Guard Foundation. The Coast Guard Foundation provides funding for morale equipment to improve MWR programs and services. During the pandemic, MWR units were hit hard, and businesses suffered greatly due to the lack of customers. A key priority for the Coast Guard was to ensure all NAF employees were paid during this period. CWO Bishop worked with the 25 MWR units with NAF employees to ensure the units received the appropriate level of funding. He developed a process that compared prior year revenue to determine the amount of funding needed to support NAF salaries at each unit. His leadership, hard work, and dedication over the course of his career have significantly contributed to the readiness, resiliency, and retention of the Coast Guard family.

4. Mr. Calvin Webb, Customer Service Attendant, BASE Kodiak, is the Frederick J. McKenney Lifetime Spirit Award winner for 2021. During 2021, Mr. Webb led the research and implementation of new technology to clean and keep the base safe. With so many unknowns during the pandemic, Mr. Webb stepped up to the plate to not only perform large cleaning tasks, but he also took the time to teach others. Additionally, Mr. Webb was responsible for improving the inclusive atmosphere at the gym. He took down an antiquated body building display and replaced the area with a trophy case. This evolution alone made the gym a more modern and welcoming place to visit as well as allowed a place to showcase achievement for their leagues and competitions. His leadership, hard work, and dedication significantly contributed to the readiness, resiliency, and retention of the Coast Guard family.

5. The IMCEA awards will be sent directly to the commands for local presentation.

6. RDML D.C. Barata, Commander, Personnel Service Center, sends.

7. Internet release authorized.