McCoy was one of six Army installations/organizations to receive an
Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) site visit as a most-improved
organization in the 2009 competition.
John Lawrence (center) and Barry
Robinson of the ACOE inspection team listen to a point from Fort
McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser. (Photo
by Rob Schuette)
Lawrence from Beacon International and Barry Robinson, a Department of
the Army civilian from the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for
Installation Management, visited the installation as the ACOE
inspection team Nov. 24. They met with senior garrison leadership and
selected personnel from throughout the garrison.
MacCallum of the Fort McCoy Plans, Analysis and Integration Office
(PAIO) said the highlights of the visit included presentations on the
Fort McCoy Installation Management System and significant Fort McCoy
achievements in each of seven award categories.
visit team members also verified and clarified information through
documentation reviews and interviews with selected garrison
organizations and personnel.
marked the first ACOE site visit at Fort McCoy since the 2003
competition. The installation was selected as the U.S. Army Reserve
winner and Department of the Army first runner-up that year. The
installation received $500,000.
Rooker of the PAIO said Fort McCoy is competing for monetary awards
that are expected to be $100,000 to $200,000 for the 2009 competition
in the most-improved category.
judging for this year’s most-improved category will be based on
site-visit results and a comparison of Organizational Self-Assessment
(OSA) data. Rooker said this refers to the online OSAs conducted in
2006 and 2007.
McCoy did not participate in the 2004 and 2007 ACOE competitions, but
did compete in 2005, 2006 and 2008 ACOE competitions.
McCoy also will receive a feedback report from the November site visit
either later this month or in January, Rooker said.
other installations that were selected as finalists in the
most-improved category are U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany; U.S.
Army Garrison Schinnen, the Netherlands; Fort Gordon, Ga.; Picatinny
Arsenal, N.J., and Fort Campbell, Ky.