The Kenneth Richmond Commander’s Award for Outstanding Service
PCC Kenneth Richmond was an active member of the Governor Isaac Stevens Camp, was a National Officer serving in the capacity of the publisher and editor of The Banner, and was truly dedicated to the Order and its ideals. He created connections between the Allied Orders, and worked tirelessly to promote the “Boys in Blue”. His dream, as evidenced in various emails in my possession from the mid and late 1990s, was to create a Department in the Pacific Northwest. In 2004, Brother Richmond answered the final muster after a long bout with cancer, not having realized that dream; but even in his passing, he promoted the Order by asking that his funeral be a Civil War era funeral.
The Kenneth Richmond Commander’s Award for Outstanding Service was established by the Department of the Columbia's first Commander, Rod Fleck. This award may only be given by the Department Commander on no more than two occasions during his tenure in that office and may not be given to himself, nor by his successor to his predecessor.
2015 Recipient: Loran Bures
2022 Recipient: Christopher Flaat