MCAS NEW RIVER, N.C. --
Very few individuals can say that they’ve won Marine Corps Air Station New River Civilian of the Quarter, MCAS New River Civilian of the Year 2020, and now, the Marine Corps Civilian Administrator of the Year 2021.
Each year out of every civilian administrator in the U.S. Marine Corps lies one individual chosen to receive the award, “Marine Corps Civilian Administrator of the Year,” presented on behalf of the Marine Corps Association by the individual’s commanding officer and sergeant major.
This year, Ms. Megan P. Perkins, administrative assistant with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), MCAS New River, received the 2021 Marine Corps Administrator of the Year Award, making it her third award for achievement in the civilian sector of the military.
Perkins, a Grosse Pointe, Michigan, native was chosen in recognition of her high endeavor, superior accomplishments and leadership during her time at the station headquarters building. Though humble with her colleagues, her drive and passion for administration have gone far from unnoticed.
“She has become a phenomenal asset to the adjutant department,” said Daniel Brozek, deputy adjutant with H&HS, MCAS New River.
“Her very high comprehension of the administrative occupational field has helped set her apart from the rest.”
Utilizing her vast knowledge of the Microsoft SharePoint software, Perkins made it her mission to ensure that MCAS New River personnel have the most “user friendly” experience when carrying-out day-to-day administrative and personal work.
Perkins begins her days enthusiastically teaching and routinely setting her colleagues up for future success. She goes above and beyond to train her coworkers in various aspects of improvement processes that she’s developed so that team members may continually develop even after she leaves.
“A lot of my motivation comes from finding work very enjoyable through the professional environment that’s up kept when working alongside military personnel,” said Perkins. “I’ve had such a great experience here and learned so much. I know it’ll serve me well wherever I go next.”
Perkins, a military spouse, is changing duty stations in 2023 and is excited to bring her developments from her current workplace to wherever she goes next and continue to support her family.
“Her love for what she is doing has taken us to the next level and will definitely leave a lasting impact on the workplace,” said Brozek.
“She’s a perfect fit for selection of this award and will leave some big shoes to fill once she leaves.”