The 1996 winners of the Navy Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards and the Marine Corps Major General W. P. T. Hill Memorial Awards for outstanding food service in the Navy and Marine Corps were announced recently by Navy Secretary John H. Dalton. Formal presentation of the awards will be made in August in Atlanta.
In his announcement message Secretary Dalton said, "These awards...encourage excellence in Navy and Marine Corps food service programs with the aim of improving the quality of life for our enlisted members. I commend all participating commands for their hard work, achievement and commitment to these worthwhile programs."
Ney awards are presented in six afloat and four ashore categories.
Afloat winners are:
Ashore winners include:
Hill awards, presented in three categories, went to:
The runner-up for the Hill award for Best Garrison Messhall is: Headquarters and Support Battalion, Messhall 13100, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA.
Ney Runner-up awards in the ashore category went to:
In the afloat category, the Ney award runners-up are:
The Ney awards were established in 1958 and the Hill awards in 1985 by the Secretary of the Navy and the International Food Services Executives Association (IFSEA) to improve and recognize quality food service in the Navy and Marine Corps. The IFSEA is a food service industry trade association whose members include executive chefs, operators, dietitians, consultants, managers and owners of catering firms, restaurants, hotels, and clubs.
Over 440 general messes compete initially for the Navy awards while 132 Marine active and reserve messes vie for the Marine Corps awards.
The Ney awards are administered by the Naval Supply Systems Command; the Hill awards are administered by the U.S. Marine Corps Facilities and Services Division, Installations and Logistics Department.
The Ney and Hill awards recognize overall food service excellence by judging key areas in customer service, restauranteurship, cleanliness and management.
From a news release on the Naval Supply Systems Command Home Page, dated July 25, 1996.
For more information contact: Liz Van Wye
NAVSUP Public Affairs Officer
Elizabeth Van Wye
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