By Regina Adams, NAVFAC Washington Public Affairs
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) -- Capt. Tony Edmonds, NAVFAC Washington commanding officer, presented Robert McCreary, assistant public works officer for Public Works Department (PWD) Annapolis, with the Peggy B. Craig Lifetime Service plaque at Annapolis, Maryland, March 31.
"Robert is a "Can Do" professional who consistently goes above and beyond to support our mission," said Edmonds. "He has a tremendously positive impact on our organization and our workforce. NAVFAC Washington, the Naval Academy and the Nation are all better because of Robert. I can't think of anyone who is more deserving of this award than Robert McCreary."
The Peggy B. Craig Lifetime Service Award is presented annually to individuals who best personify a life of service, selflessness, devotion and dedication to the NAVFAC, CEC, and Seabee Communities for more than 20 years or more.
McCreary has been supporting NAVFAC and U.S. Naval Academy for more than 32 years. His hallmark traits are his unwavering commitment to the supported commander's needs and steadfast commitment and loyalty to the PWD team and NAVFAC. He exemplifies servant leadership and can be found every day mentoring someone on the PWD team.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, McCreary worked as an air conditioning equipment plant operator at the U.S. Naval Academy. Throughout his civilian career, he worked several jobs which included; an instrument inspector, planner and estimator, work management branch head, general foreman, director, maintenance division, lead facilities support contract manager, before accepting his current position.
"Bob McCreary consistently displays an unsurpassed dedication to both first satisfying as many mission needs as possible for USNA and NSA Annapolis and then doing all he can to strengthen the PWD team," said Capt. Scott Bernotas, public works officer Annapolis. He organizes base tours for employees, meets off duty with employees he learned were struggling personally, volunteers to lead morale-building efforts, constantly recognizes others for great work, and is a total team player. He never has a bad or off day."
McCreary finds it easy to be motivated on the job. He said he works with an exceptional NAVFAC Washington and PWD Annapolis military and civilian workforce. He expressed deep respect for the team. That keeps him motivated.
"[There's] so much talent in the NAVFAC community. So many military and civilian people I've worked for have influenced my career," said McCreary. "To be mentioned in a lifetime award such as this takes my breath away."