Naval Station Norfolk wins 2020 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Excellence

The base is the Navy-wide winner of the award
Naval Station Norfolk
Posted at 11:37 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 13:52:18-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Naval Station Norfolk has won a competitive award for overall excellence within the military.

The world's largest Navy base is the the 2020 winner of the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence.

Each year, one installation from each military service and the Defense Logistics Agency is selected for the award.

Over the past year, Naval Station Norfolk supported more than 1,100 ship movements, including deployments and homecomings.

The base is also touting a 15.1% energy use reduction since fiscal year 2015, exceeding the set 11.9% goal.

As a fleet concentration center for the Navy, Naval Station Norfolk is home to dozens of ships including multiple aircraft carriers, as well as numerous aviation squadrons.

"[This award] justifies all of the hard work we've put into our strive for a culture of excellence. There are 2,500 people on our staff, each and every one of them every day strive for that culture of excellence," Captain Vince Baker, Naval Station Norfolk Commanding Officer told News 3 Thursday.

Installations compete for the award in a variety of categories including quality of life, environmental stewardship, safety, and mission support.

Captain Baker raised a special flag Wednesday that Naval Station Norfolk will fly for the next year to mark the achievement. The base also received a trophy and a congratulatory letter from President Donald Trump.