The Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award recognizes successful partnerships and projects that ultimately benefit military-connected children. The Military Child Education Coalition presents well-deserved awards and recognition to outstanding schools, installations, and individual program achievements at the annual MCEC Global Summit. 

The K-12 award may represent a single project in which a military installation and one or more school districts participated, or it may be a summation of the entire program between a military installation and the school districts serving an installation.

Beginning in 2004, the Lt. Gen. H. G. “Pete” Taylor awards have been an opportunity to recognize individual and community partnerships formed between military installations and school districts that serve military-connected children. Winners reflect Lt. Gen. Taylor’s belief that “goodness starts at the local level.” We congratulate this year’s finalists and winners for their initiatives and teamwork in building successful opportunities within their communities that celebrate the military-connected child in exceptional and sustainable ways.


Congratulations to our 2023 Partnership Winners

MCEC announced the winners of the 2023 Partnership of Excellence Awards on July 26, 2023, during the MCEC Global Training Summit in Washington, DC. Partnerships serving Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines families and children were recognized.

The annual award, now in its 19th year, encourages and reflects the outstanding partnerships formed between military installations and school districts that serve military- and veteran-connected children. Each year, winning partnerships are selected from schools and military instillations around the world who celebrate the military child in exceptional and sustainable ways.

Pete Taylor Outstanding Partnership Winner
Name of Partnership:
Mission Possible – Mission Ready – Mission INC! – Texas and Alabama

  • Fort Cavazos
  • Killeen ISD
  • Madison City Schools District
  • Meadows Elementary School
  • Liberty Middle School
  • Killeen ISD Technology Services
  • 2/82 FA, 1C
Pete Taylor Winner
Name of Partnership:
Strengthening Military & Community Partnerships for Educational Excellence – Montana
  • Malmstrom AFB
  • Great Falls Public Schools
  • Great Falls Chamber of Commerc
Pete Taylor Winner
Name of Partnership: 
Bay Area Education Alliance – Florida  
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City
  • Tyndall Air Force Base
  • Bay District Schools
  • Florida State University Panama City
  • Gulf Coast State College
Pete Taylor Winner
Name of Partnership:
“A Day in the Life … Activity Fair” – Alaska 
  • Fort Wainwright
  • Eielson AFB
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough
  • Fort Wainwright Special Events
  • Fort Wainwright School Liaison Office
  • Fairbanks Arts Association
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Military Student Support Coordinator


Saluting partnerships between military installations, school districts and higher education serving military children.


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