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U.S. Army Selects Branch for Distinguished Credit Union Service Award for 2018

VIENNA, Va. (July 11, 2019) – Navy Federal Credit Union’s branch located on U.S. Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania received the Department of the Army’s Distinguished Credit Union Service Award for 2018. This is the first time a Navy Federal branch has been awarded this honor for one of its branches from the United States Army.

“Recognitions such as this are a testament to our mission here at Navy Federal,” said Dietrich Kuhlmann, senior vice president, Branch Operations. “Our team shows up each day with a simple goal in mind, putting our members first and doing all they can to provide an exceptional experience. This award just motivates our teams to continue providing that outstanding service.”

Army Lieutenant Colonel Sally C. Hannan, Commanding Officer of U.S. Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks, nominated the branch for the distinguished award. In her nomination package, Hannan highlighted that in 2018, the branch provided service to a community of 1,982 military personnel, families of Garrison and the prestigious Army War College.

Additionally, Hannan recognized the U.S. Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks branch for the following efforts:

  • Navy Federal designed and implemented a program for the Army War College International Fellows, providing financial education and advice to 80 senior military officers from other nations on the U.S. financial system.
  • Provided assistance during the Army War College resident students in-processing by providing financial information, advice and assistance to over 400 families moving to the area.
  • Partnered with the Army Community Services (ACS) and Soldier for Life programs to deliver over 15 presentations on a wide variety of financial topics including fraud prevention, establishing a savings program, home buying considerations and budgeting.

“We are honored to be the first Navy Federal branch to receive this notable recognition from the United States Army,” said Sonia Espinola, Navy Federal branch manager. “It’s our job to understand the unique circumstances of military life and build relationships here at U.S. Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks. This allows us to uphold our mission of providing our members with the best possible experience, while also helping them to reach their financial goals.”

Media Contact: Casey Pelfrey
Corporate Communications
Phone: (703) 206-4850

About Navy Federal Credit Union: Established in 1933 with only 7 members, Navy Federal now has the distinct honor of serving over 8 million members globally and is the world’s largest credit union. As a member-owned and not-for-profit organization, Navy Federal always puts the financial needs of its members first. Membership is open to all Department of Defense and Coast Guard Active Duty, veterans, civilian and contractor personnel, and their families. Dedicated to its mission of service, Navy Federal employs a workforce of over 18,000 and has a global network of 335 branches.