"Through the expertise of dedicated, skilled personnel whose commitment in 'giving something in return', the command has excelled in information programs and volunteer projects as evident in the following achievements. "
NIOC Maryland has undergone many changes, but has always delivered a strong, capable force. The command has enjoyed Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Five-Star status for its Bachelor Quarters since 2002; was selected as Chamber of Commerce Military Unit of the Year for 2006; earned the Rear Admiral G. P. March Foreign Language Excellence Award for five consecutive years (2005 through 2009) and the Department of Defense Language Excellence Award in 2008 and 2009. Additionally, the command earned the Navy’s Retention Excellence Award in 2009 and 2010.
In 2012, NIOC won the Project Good Neighbor Flagship in the Large Shore Category Region for Naval District Washington. NIOC’s latest achievements include winning the 2013 Campaign Drug Free Flagship for the Large Shore Category Region for Naval District Washington, the 2013 World of Thanks Award from Naval District Washington, the 2013 Presidential Call to Action (Command-level PVSA), the 2013 Fort Meade Volunteer Unit of the Year and the Fort Meade Garrison Unit of the Year Award.