(Pictured L-R) Ed Lebita, Guam Area Programs Manager, Vic Tano, USO Tumon Bay Center Manager, Kenji Oku, USO Tumon Bay Center Operations Manager.
USO Pacific Regional Vice President Charles K. Hyde announced the presentation of the USO President’s Award to Ed Lebita, USO Guam Area Programs Manager, Vic Tano, USO Tumon Bay Center Manager, and Kenji Oku, USO Tumon Bay Center Operations Specialist, for their outstanding support of more than 700 service members who provided humanitarian relief to 50,000 US citizens on Saipan and Tinian after Super Typhoon Yutu hit the islands in October 2018.
Hyde presented the award during a 4/11/2019 teleconference with senior USO Pacific leaders and mentioned citations from USO President and CEO, Dr. J.D. Crouch, that recognized the contributions of each employee. He also acknowledged that USO was the only organization with the capacity and reach to support US forces in this demanding and isolated expeditionary environment. The President’s Award is USO’s highest level employee award given for exemplary service.
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