VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has announced its Bingham Award winners for 2014. The Bingham Award is presented to the best-of-the-best Navy Exchanges in nine sales categories for overall financial results and customer service.
"Winners of the Bingham Award exemplify the true spirit, dedication and professionalism of all our associates and management teams," said retired Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, NEXCOM's chief executive officer. "The Bingham Award recognizes our stores for work they do throughout the year in support of our customers. By design, this award is presented to both the NEX and the local Navy command to recognize their partnership and dedication in supporting the quality of life of our military members and their families."
The winners and runners-up of the 2014 Bingham Award are:
Sales above $85 million
Winner: Naval Base Guam
Runner Up: Joint Base Pearl Harbor - Hickam, Hawaii
Sales $36 - $85 million
Winner: Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy
Runner Up: Naval Station Mayport, Fla.
Runner Up: Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Sales $23 - $36 million
Winner: Naval Station Rota, Spain
Runner Up: Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo,
Runner Up: Naval Station Everett, Wash.
Sales $14 - $23 million
Winner: Naval Support Activity Norfolk Naval
Shipyard Portsmouth, Va.
Runner Up: Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy
Sales $7 - $14 million
Winner: Naval Air Station Key West, Fla.
Runner Up: Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu,
Sales $3 - $7 million
Winner: Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev.
Runner Up: Navy Region Center, Singapore
Runner Up: NSAHR Portsmouth Annex Navy Exchange,
Sales $1.4 - $3 million
Winner: Navy Exchange Hario, Japan
Runner Up: Navy Shipyard Portsmouth, N.H.
Sales $700,000 - $1.4 million
Winner: Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Md.
Runner Up: Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg,
Sales $85,000 - $700,000
Winner: SCSC Wallops Island Navy Exchange, Va.
Runner Up: Naval Support Activity Gaeta, Italy
NEXCOM established the Bingham Award Program in 1979 to recognize excellence in customer service, operations and management at NEX activities. The award is named after the late Capt. W.H. Bingham, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve. Bingham was the chief executive officer of the R.H. Macy's company, and was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy in 1946 to lead an advisory board for establishment of what is now NEXCOM.
The Bingham Awards will be presented during local ceremonies to be determined at a later date.
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