13 Jan

Aegis BMD security group receives Excellence Award

Louis Fuertes (l.), director of security operations for The COGAR Group Ltd. presented the excellence award to Aegis BMD's security team, pictured (l. to r.) Terry Lanham, Doris King, Albert Taylor, Pamela Hall, Denise Shepherd, Wilbur Dargan, and Jacob Wilkins, MDA⁄AB deputy director for security.
Louis Fuertes (l.), director of security operations for The COGAR Group Ltd. presented the excellence award to Aegis BMD’s security team, pictured (l. to r.) Terry Lanham, Doris King, Albert Taylor, Pamela Hall, Denise Shepherd, Wilbur Dargan, and Jacob Wilkins, MDA⁄AB deputy director for security.

The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense security group, COGAR, was recently awarded its corporate headquarters’ highest award for exceptional service for 2010.

The COGAR Center of Excellence Award is presently annually to a security operations center or installation that is contracted by COGAR in the national capital region. It is awarded for providing customers with outstanding security services by demonstrating high standards of achievement and meeting expectations for efficiency and service, based on customer feedback.

Selection of the COGAR award is based upon a multi-phased process, according to COGAR requirements, that is performed over the course of a year. The process involves evaluation, audit of performance in the area of client satisfaction, security officer training, leadership and work environment feedback.

COGAR’s director of operations Louis Fuertes presented the award to the ABMD security team during an informal ceremony at Dahlgren on Dec. 23.

COGAR employees attending the ceremony included Wilbur Dargan, Albert Taylor, Terry Lanham, Doris King, Pamela Hall and Denise Shepherd, accompanied by MDA⁄AB deputy director for security Jacob Wilkins.

COGAR security officers not present for the event include Byron Bailey, Brian Brown, Randall Creed, Clauvenda Fenwick, Brian Flanagan, Donna Fraysee, Kermit Lee, Cleveland Lewis, Anthony Norwood, Gary Palmer, Renee Parker, Angelita Saunders, James Sharon, Louis Thomas, Eric Walker and Jason Zitzelberger.