Installation’s TACOM/FMX wins Army level award Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 October 2013
By William Dunfield
Special to GUIDON  

The Tank and Automotive Command maintenance activities at Fort Leonard Wood, known as the FMX program, has been recognized as the best Army maintenance activity by an Army logistics selection panel. The award will be presented by the Chief of Staff of the Army, or his designated representative, later this year at an award banquet in the nation’s capitol. FMX won in one of the 34 categories, and subcategories.

Previously on five occasions, elements of the FMX motor pools at Fort Leonard Wood have been recognized as the best in their category, but this is the first time that they have been recognized as the “Best of the Best” Army wide, officials said.

The motor pool completion is open to all active and Reserve units in the Army. Each four-star command nominates their best motor pools to represent their command. The completion is broken down into small, medium and large units for active, deployed units and Reserve components.  

This year the Fort Leonard Wood unit won the best of the medium size for all other units category.  

Once a unit is selected as a winner, they compete against all the other category winners for the Army-wide “Best of the Best.”  

Following winning the Army’s competition, the next step is to represent the Army against the best of the other services, in the Phoenix completion, officials said.  

To obtain the Phoenix award and to be recognized as the best Department of Defense motor pool, would recognize the effort that is expended daily to ensure that the TRADOC training mission is executed safely and to standard, Fort Leonard Wood FMX officials said.   

(Editor’s note: Dunfield is the Fort Leonard Wood FMX deputy director.)
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