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The Tagnite Technical Working Group, one of many projects Aviation and Missile Command’s G-4 staff is working on in the Toxic Metals Reduction Program, received accolades from the Department of Defense via video-teleconference Oct. 2 for winning the 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Excellence Award in the Weapon System Acquisition (Small Program) category.

Maj. Gen. Todd Royar, AMCOM commander, and Command Sgt. Major Mike Dove presented coins of excellence to the Tagnite working group members from the Redstone Arsenal area.

The Tagnite working group is comprised of many people who work in different locations across the country, including AMCOM headquarters and Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas.

The Department of Defense has honored installations, teams and individuals each year since 1962 for their outstanding achievements in innovative and cost-effective environmental management strategies that successfully support mission readiness. Department of Defense officials announced the 2019 award winners in April and coordinated the video-teleconference recognition event to better accommodate many schedules.

The VTC allowed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment Robert McMahon and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment Maureen Sullivan the opportunity to congratulate winners in a relaxed, informal setting and discuss their achievements, challenges and keys to future success.

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