Housing management recognized for performance, dedication
By Cpl. Michael Iams
| Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | February 22, 2013
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Three members of Camp Pendleton’s Family Housing management received awards from the Professional Housing Management Association during a ceremony at the De Luz Family Housing Office here Feb. 20.
The PHMA is an association that contributes to enhancing housing quality for military members and their families by improving communications and networking, education and training, certification and professional recognition in the military housing profession
“The PHMA recognizes the performance of those on a national level,” said Lt. Col. Sinclair Smith, the base housing officer. “It’s an outstanding honor to have the commanding general take time out of his busy schedule to come out and present the awards.”
This year the Marine Corps is presenting five awards. Camp Pendleton housing was selected for three of the five awards. Brig. Gen. Vincent Coglianese, base commanding general and regional authority for five Marine Corps installations in the Southwestern United States, presented the awards to the winners.
“When I found out I was one of the winners of this year’s awards, I was really excited,” said Gowdy, winner of the Outstanding Senior Housing Manager of the Year award. “It feels really good to see people take notice of the work I do.”
Gowdy was recognized for her performance and leadership abilities to improve efficiency and quality of living.
“I am honored and proud to have her as one of the winners,” said Marco Cervin, director of operations for Hunt Military Community. “She has increased occupancy from 88 percent to 95.4 percent and has helped De Luz become recognized by CEL & Associates for excellent customer service in the year and three months she has been with us.”
Jacqueline Harts, the regional operations, was awarded the Mid-Level Manager of the Year award for her professionalism and dedication that contributed to the well-being of Marines, sailors and their families.
“If it wasn’t for Jacqueline’s expertise and knowledge, the housing office wouldn’t be what it is today,” said Robert E. Marshall, director of family housing here. “She has dedicated her time and effort to enhance the quality of life and accomplish the mission here at family housing.”
The last award of the special recognition and a letter of appreciation was presented to Mary Stetson, the regional fiscal director.
“These are the top-notch housing employees of the Marine Corps because of their achievements,” said Marshall. “They were competing with 17 other installations (stateside and overseas).”
“I am honored to be recognized throughout the Marine Corps,” said Harts. “This is all possible because we have a great team of people here at Family Housing.”
Contact Cpl. Michael Iams at email@example.com.