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North Charleston City Council member Robert King awarded Joint Base Charleston Commander’s Public Service Award

040717 | July 28, 2017


Councilman Robert King, City of North Charleston, was awarded the Commander’s Public Service Award during a ceremony here on July 27.

Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, presented the award to King.

As a leadership committee member steering the Air Force Community Partnership Program at the joint base, King was instrumental in implementing numerous public private partnerships, including agreements on medical health professional training, mental health continuity of care for active duty members, expanding library services, sharing first responder chaplain resources, motorcycle training and dual use of sports field.

Furthermore, King invigorated the Joint Base Advisory Council, consisting of Honorary Commanders’ program graduates who serve as advocates and liaisons for the base on issues of military-community mutual concern.

Additionally, he championed bringing base, civic and business leaders together to work issues including opening Palmetto Scholars Academy, a charter school built on joint base land that transforms educational opportunities available to both military dependent and local civilian students.

“Mr. King’s enduring contributions supporting our service members and families serving here at Joint Base Charleston have contributed significantly to the accomplishment of our mission,” Canlas said. “Along with Col. Jeff Nelson, 628th Air Base Wing commander, we’re honored to recognize Mr. King for his outstanding leadership, commitment and dedication to Joint Base Charleston.”

 The Commander's Public Service Award is presented to recognize service or achievements that contribute significantly to the accomplishment of the mission of an Air Force activity, command or staff agency.



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