8th Army troops honored for community outreach
SEOUL — The U.S. Army in Korea shined in the service’s 2006 Community Relations Award of Excellence competition, according to an 8th Army news release.
South Korea-based soldiers earned awards for having the Army’s best program, second-best event and the top three individual achievers:
Ongoing Programs Category: The 19th Sustainment Command, 1st place.Special Events Category: The 8th Military Police Brigade’s “Watchpup Olympics,” 2nd place.Individual Achievement Category: 1st Lt. S. Chang, 2nd Infantry Division, first place; No Won-hyon, 19th Sustainment Command, second place; and Capt. S. Kim, 1st Signal Brigade, third place.“This is absolutely a marvelous performance and I am very, very pleased,” 8th Army commander Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell stated in the release. “It’s great to be able to say that the Army standard for community relations is here, on the Korean Peninsula and among our own.”
The 8th Army winners were among 11 selected worldwide in the three categories.
Judging was based on five outreach objectives, the release stated: increasing public awareness of the Army, inspiring patriotism, fostering good relations with the public, maintaining the Army’s reputation and supporting recruiting.