By Leslie Yuenger, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest Public Affairs
SILVERDALE, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest was awarded the "Retention Excellence Award", formerly known as the "Golden Anchor Award" for retention, for a third year Aug. 8.
"The NAVFAC Northwest team is focused on and dedicated to accomplishing the NAVFAC mission in support of the warfighters and our nation, through projects that build and sustain the Navy's infrastructure," said Capt. Chris Kurgan, commanding officer, NAVFAC Northwest. "Receiving this award for a third year shows that we have a great team."
While deployable Navy ships are authorized to paint their anchors gold as a symbol of earning the award, NAVFAC Northwest -- a shore command -- will fly the "Golden Anchor" pennant for another year.
Ships, aircraft squadrons and shore installations all compete annually for the award. The Retention Excellence Award is a U.S. Navy award for sustaining superior levels of military retention. The award was established by U.S. Fleet Forces Command.