IMCEA Awards

The IMCEA Awards Program is designed to recognize IMCEA members who distinguish themselves among their peers through demonstrated leadership,outstanding conduct, exceptional contributions and excellence in military MWR/Services operations.


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Each year, IMCEA offers the following awards:


The Roy C. Olson Award recognizes an MWR/Services professional who best exemplifies the high quality of standards of leadership and skill in MWR/Services management set by Roy Olson while serving in the Marine Corps and as a Navy Club Manager. Awardees are chosen for their outstanding contributions to military MWR/Services, as demonstrated by their leadership, professionalism, dedication, innovation, and caring.

Congratulations to the 2013 Roy C. Olson Memorial Award recipient, Lynn Colville, Food and Beverage Manager, MCB Kaneohe Bay, US Marine Corps!



The MWR Leadership Award formally recognizes senior officials (service level or higher) who consistently demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and who make particularly significant contributions to the betterment of military MWR/Services programs. Award recipients must display courage of conviction, teamwork, innovation, creativity, and genuine caring for the programs designed to improve the quality of life for uniformed service personnel and their families worldwide.


Congratulations to the 2013 MWR Leadership Award recipient,Captain Robert McKenna, Commanding Officer, US Coast Guard Community Services Command!



The Associate Council Achievement Award recognizes IMCEA Associate Members for exceptional and outstanding support of IMCEA and military MWR/Services programs. Awardees must display consistently outstanding support of IMCEA activities and programs while providing unparalleled support of military MWR/Services programs through initiatives such as information sharing, sponsorship, and innovation within their respective industry

Congratulations to this year's Associate Council Achievement Award recipient, Jerry Thornton, Associate Publisher, EBM Publications!



The Irving Rubenstein Memorial Award recognizes one MWR/Services professional from each of the five branches of the Armed Forces who has been in an MWR/Services management position for less than two years. Winners of the Irving Rubenstein Memorial Award display exceptional management skill and leadership, achieve particularly outstanding performance results in their respective programs, and possess great potential for continued success in military MWR/Services. The award provides an incentive for young managers to aspire to great achievement in military MWR/Services early in their careers.


Congratulations to our 2013 Irving Rubenstein Memorial Award recipients:

Rick Bosch – US Army, Business and Recreation Chief, Fort Hunter Liggett CA

Elden R. T. Doi - US Marine Corps, Bowling Center and Theater Manager, MCB Kaneohe Bay HI

Michael East - US Navy, General Manager Pier 525 Entertainment Center, Naval Station Great Lakes IL

Wendy McCollum – US Air Force, Assistant Club Manager, Ramstein AB GE

Jill Marie Campbell - US Coast Guard, Lodge Host, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MA



The IMCEA and Paul Reece Founders Award celebrates those who are instrumental in establishing and developing active chapters, those that are responsible for membership recruitment in large numbers that help to keep the organization strong, and other such achievements that directly relate to the growth and sustainment of IMCEA.



The IMCEA Hall of Fame Award - Induction into the IMCEA Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed on an IMCEA member. Each year, the IMCEA Board of Directors selects one IMCEA member for induction into the Hall of Fame from nominations submitted by the General Membership.

IMCEA Hall of Fame inductees achieve major success within the military MWR/Services profession through consistent exemplary leadership, innovation and creativity, dedication, caring, and resourcefulness. They possess and actively practice the highest personal and professional values, and serve as examples for others to follow. IMCEA Hall of Fame inductees are proven leaders in their field. Their contributions to uniformed service personnel and their families worldwide, and to IMCEA are unmatched by their peers.


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