NEXCOM Announces Its 2013 Bingham Award Winners

    The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has announced its Bingham Award winners for 2013. The Bingham Award is presented to the best of the best NEXs 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 Robert J. Bianchi, Chief Executive Officer, NEXCOM. “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 2013 Bingham Award are:

Sales above $85 million

Winner:  Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill.

Runner-up: Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan

Sales $36 – $85 million

Winner:  Naval Air Station Pensacola – Aviation Plaza, Fla.

Runner-up: Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.

Sales $23 – $36 million

Winner:  Naval Station Newport, R.I.

Runner-up: NEX Orlando, Fla.

 Sales $14 – $23 million

Winner:  Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, Va.

Runner-up: Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif.

Sales $7 – $14 million

Winner:  Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss.

Runner-up: Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif.

Sales $3 – $7 million

Co-Winners: Naval Support Activity Northwest, Va., and Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va.

Sales $1.4 – $3 million

Winner:  Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas

Runner-up:  Iowa Estates, Norfolk, Va.

Sales $700,000 – $1.4 million

Winner:  Naval Support Activity Philadelphia, Pa.

Runner-up:  NEX Rome Embassy, Italy

Sales $85,000 – $700,000

Winner:  NEX Hardy Barracks, Japan

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 the Navy Exchange Service Command.

By Kristine Sturkie, NEXCOM Public Affairs