2012 ACOE Award Ceremony
Photos taken during the 2012 Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) award ceremony. The entire set of photos is available for download.
Sponsored by the Chief of Staff of the Army and overseen by the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM), the Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) Program recognizes excellence in installation management. The program encourages and rewards installations that optimize their environment and demonstrate a commitment to facility as well as service excellence. With the concept of continuous improvement as a guide to achieving exceptional customer service and satisfaction, the ACOE program encourages and acknowledges installations' commitment to excellence.
The ACOE award honors the top Army, National Guard, and Reserve installations that have achieved high level of excellence in building a quality environment, outstanding facilities, and superior services. During a year-long process, ACOE applicants are assessed and evaluated against Army priorities and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality criteria.
The ACOE program builds on organizational knowledge and encourages a change in perspective, from what is minimally essential to what is optimally possible to support Soldiers, Families and Army civilians who live, work, train, and play on Army installations. The Army is proud of the faces of installation excellence for all award winners.