Gunnery Sergeant Brian Knowles, Gunnery Sergeant Elizabeth Ingles, and Cori Parker, project leader for Cherokee Nation Management and Consulting were recently recognized for their collaborative efforts in researching, curating and designing the Marine Corps Reserve Centennial Exhibit, located inside the Pentagon.
Published June 26, 2017
CNMC planning team receives 2017 Colonel John Magruder award
TULSA – Cherokee Nation Management and Consulting’s centennial planning team was recently honored with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s 2017 Colonel John Magruder award. The team is being recognized for its Marine Corps Reserve Centennial Exhibit, located inside the Pentagon.
The three honorees—Gunnery Sergeant Elizabeth Ingles, Gunnery Sergeant Brian Knowles and Cori Parker, project leader for Cherokee Nation Management and Consulting—were recognized for their collaborative efforts in researching, curating and designing the exhibit.
“It is an honor to receive an award from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation for this display,” said Parker. “Our team is proud to showcase the Marine Corps Reserve with this enduring historical artwork in the Pentagon.”
Design and construction of the exhibit was a key project in an awareness-building campaign, marking the 100th anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve. The exhibit spans 34 feet and is located within the “A” Ring of the Pentagon.
During a recent ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, each member of the centennial planning team received a medal and an engraved brick to be placed in the nearby Semper Fidelis Park. The two gunnery sergeants also received a cash prize.
The Marine Corps Reserve Centennial Exhibit, now a permanent fixture within a high visibility area of the Pentagon, serves as a continuous reminder of the enormous sacrifices and contributions Reserve Marines have made to help shape the reputation of the Marine Corps.
Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting, formed in 2015, provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency partners. The company provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines, including information technology, science, engineering, construction, research and development, facilities management, program management, and mission support.
CNMC is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies. For more information, please visit www.cherokeenationbusinesses.com.