2016 Bingham Award Winners Announced


The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced its 2016 Bingham Award winners. The Bingham Award was established in 1979 to recognize outstanding performance in operations, customer service and community support.

“This award is presented to the best of the best NEXs in nine sales categories for overall financial results and customer service,” said Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Bianchi of NEXCOM. “This award is presented to both the NEX and the local Navy command to recognize their partnership and commitment to support the quality of life of our military members and their families. Bravo Zulu to each of the winners and runners-up for their outstanding achievements.”

The 2016 winners and runners-up are:

Sales above $70 million (Category 1)

  • Winner: Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
  • Runner-up: Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida

Sales $30 – $70 million (Category 2)

  • Winner: U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain
  • Runner-up: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington

Sales $20 – $30 million (Category 3)

  • Winner: U.S. Naval Station Rota, Spain
  • Runner-up: Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan

Sales $9 – $20 million (Category 4)

  • Winner: Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia
  • Runner Up: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa

Sales $4 – $9 million (Category 5)

  • Winner: U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece
  • Runner-up: Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada

Sales $2 – $4 million (Category 6)

  • Winner: Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach, California
  • Runner-up: NEX Jebel Ali, Dubai

Sales $1.4 – $2 million (Category 7)

  • Winner: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine
  • Runner-up: Naval Support Activity South Potomac, Dahlgren, Virginia

Sales $650,000 – $1.4 million (Category 8)

  • Winner: Naval Support Activity Crane, Indiana
  • Runner-up: Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Sales less than $650,000 (Category 9)

  • Winner: Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island, Virginia
  • Runner-up: Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C.

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor contributed to the winning entry for Best Public Communication Campaign for Red Hill in the Navywide Thompson-Ravitz Awards Program. From left to right, Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Lovgren, Eric Seman, Shannon Haney, Lt. Sam Chea, 1st Lt. Katie Morones, Tom Williams, John Floyd, and Lt. Jeff Morgan. Photo by LS1 James Wenzel


The Bingham Award is named in honor of the late Reserve Capt. W.H. Bingham, SC, USN. Bingham was appointed by SECNAV in 1946 to lead an advisory board for the establishment of NEXCOM.

September/October 2017