By Mario Icari, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs Office
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) Commander Rear Adm. Patrick J. Lorge recognized Navy Region Southwest Installation Environmental Program Directors (IEPDs) with certificates of appreciation for winning the 2013 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards for their installations and teams during a May 13, ceremony at the NRSW Broadway Complex in San Diego.
"NRSW possesses an exceptional environmental team, with many experts for the entire Navy in their disciplines," said Lorge. "The environmental team successfully manages resources at the installations in concert with Navy mission accomplishment, and are an essential component of ensuring the Navy can continue to sail ships, fly planes, and train on ranges."
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest manages NRSW's environmental program, which is the largest in the Navy and operates in the most stringent regulatory climate in the nation. The five IEPDs are NAVFAC Southwest personnel who manage the environmental programs at the Region installations.
Angus MacKelvey, IEPD for Naval Base Point Loma, was recognized in the Natural Resources Small Installation Category. Michael Klapec, IEPD for Naval Air Station Fallon, was recognized in the Natural Resources Conservation Team Category. Klapec's team included Anna Keyzers and Gary Cottle. Johanna Turner, IEPD for Naval Support Activity Monterey, was recognized in Natural Resources Conservation Team Category. Daniel Shide, IEPD for Naval Base Ventura County, was recognized in the Environmental Quality Team Category and Sustainability in the Industrial Installation Category. David Baillie, IEPD for Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, was recognized for CNO, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) level awards in the Sustainability Industrial Installation Category.