MCB CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. --
On Nov. 1, 2022, Sarah Williams, R.N., compliance coordinator, Child and Youth Program (CYP) MCCS Lejeune-New River received the Irving Rubenstein Memorial Award for the U.S. Marine Corps. Williams was recognized for her outstanding leadership of the health, safety and nutrition initiatives of the CYP, including intense contact tracing and mitigation efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic that were necessary to reduce transmission among staff and children. These efforts were instrumental in the sustainment of daily operations to support the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps. Her models were heralded to a number of schools, colleges and universities throughout eastern North Carolina as a design for operations. Williams' calm leadership under pressure and immense contributions to CYP demonstrated her worthiness of this award.
The Irving Rubenstein Memorial Award recognizes one Moral, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Services professional from each of the five branches of the Armed Forces who have been in an MWR/Services management position for less than two years. Winners of the Irving Rubenstein Memorial Award display exceptional management and leadership skills, achieve particularly outstanding performance results in their respective programs and possess great potential for continued success in military MWR/Services. The award provides an incentive for young managers to aspire to great achievement in military MWR/Services early in their careers.