USACE-HD civilian employee receives prestigious national award

| April 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Angela Kershner
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District Public Affairs 



FORT SHAFTER — A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District civilian employee will receive a prestigious national award, next month, in Bellevue, Wash.

Kris Young, executive administrative assistant, USACE-HD, will receive the Federal Asian Pacific American Council’s Excellence in Individual Achievement award during the 26th FAPAC National Leadership Training Conference, to be held May 9-13.

“(Young) distinguishes herself in all that she does,” said James Proctor, interim chief of staff, USACE-Pacific Ocean Division.

“We’re very proud of her, and this great accomplishment. Her attitude and can do spirit are an inspiration.”

Young is currently on special assignment at USACE-POD as an executive administrative assistant. She worked with the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, at the Hale Koa Hotel and at the Nehelani Banquet Center, Schofield Barracks, before joining USACE-HD, in September 2009.

Young was nominated for her contributions to the district’s administrative staff that have created a more collaborative and efficient working environment, saved numerous man-hours and dollars, and solved a variety of longstanding processing problems.

“She has an unparalleled work ethic,” which led her to be recognized as employee of the month within her first nine months with the district, according to Todd Barnes, chief, Engineering and Construction Division, USACE-HD.

She received the district’s Ikaika Loa Award for Administrative Support Employee of the Year, for her high level of achievement in administrative responsibilities. She also recently received recognition from the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board as one of the Federal Employees of the Year, in the category of Clerical and Assistant.

“We’re very lucky to have (Young) here at the Corps,” Barnes said. “Her outstanding work makes the district an even better place to work than it already is.”

In addition to her work duties, Young participates and volunteers in many of the district’s committees.

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