United States Army
Military District of Washington
Fort L.J. McNair
102 Third Ave., SW
Building 39, Ste 2
Washington, DC 20319
To honor the contributions and the memory of Lt. Reggie Taeil Kim (1976 – 2021) of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA). The Army Ten-Miler will change team category name "First Responder" to read "Lt. Reggie T. Kim First Responder" Award.
Lt. Kim was an integral part of the security planning of the annual Army Ten-Miler. He understood the foundation of crowd management and its value for the Army Ten-Miler organization, balancing the interaction between the venue, event staff, and crowd risks.
He demonstrated professionalism in developing plans and treatments strategies to mitigate risks—approach to weight requirements of the event and balance security protocols. There was coordination with Arlington County Police Department, Virginia State Police, Metropolitan Police Department, United States Park Police, Metro Transit Police (WMATA), Military District of Washington, and other federal agencies – was one of the invaluable ways that he offered his support to Army Ten-Miler.
"I am very dedicated to DoD. I live by the core values of honor, courage, and commitment in everything that I do." - Reggie Kim.
The following was issued by Headquarters (Director) Pentagon notifying the Pentagon Community of the passing of Lt. Reggie T. Kim on December 26, 2021:
"Reggie was one of our best. He was a true professional who absolutely loved his job, loved the Pentagon, and had tremendous pride in our mission of Protecting Those Who Protect Our Nation. He began with PFPA as a police officer on April 12, 2009, and shortly after was assigned to the Special Events Unit (now Mission Support Unit), where he was promoted to Sergeant on August 12, 2012, and then to Lieutenant on May 18, 2014. Reggie spent almost ten years with special events and during that time helped coordinate hundreds of large and small events at the Pentagon. He developed an outstanding rapport among PFPA employees, leadership from across the Department, and our law enforcement partners as someone who gave their full attention to ensuring events around the Pentagon were pulled off successfully.
Before joining PFPA, Reggie spent eight years in the Navy, where he enlisted at the age of 18. He served as a Search and Rescue swimmer and ended his career with honor as a military police officer, petty officer second class (E-5). An article was written in 2014 in The Shield about Reggie's experience in the Navy that I have attached.
When he was not busy with his PFPA duties, Reggie was very active with the National Asian Peace Officers' Association, Northeastern Chapter of the Asian American Law Enforcement Association, National Capital Region. He attended numerous NAPOA conferences and was very well known in the larger Asian American Law Enforcement family."
Lt. Kim was quoted in "The Shield – Summer 2014, "I'm a people person, and I enjoy hearing everyone's opinion. This unit is all about the relationships you build and what you can accomplish together. I am here to make that difference."
"I'm very dedicated to DoD. I live by the core values of honor, courage, and commitment in everything that I do."- Reggie Kim
"Lieutenant Kim was a dedicated partner to the Military District of Washington Army Ten Miler team for over twelve consecutive years before his sudden death in December of 2021. He was admired and loved by all for his passion, humor, commitment, and selfless service. He was intellectual, instinctive, resolute, and most of all indomitable. Lieutenant Kim earned respect and admiration from his leadership and peers; he exemplifies the true spirit of a devoted professional. He will forever be remembered as an outstanding Police Officer, Navy Veteran, Patriot, Friend, and Loving Husband. He was the longest-serving interagency partner and an esteemed ambassador to many of our Federal, State, and Local law enforcement partners and communities. It is our hope he will be honored each year when we recognize winners of the First Responder Award," stated John Lease, Joint Task Force National Capital Region / Military District of Washington Army Ten-Miler Law Enforcement Liaison and Coordinator.
Team details are located at http://www.armytenmiler.com.
Lt. Reggie T. Kim First Responders Award – Men and women non-military, certified local/state/federal law enforcement and emergency fire/EMS personnel. This division does not include training institutions.
All teams must have a minimum of 4 runners and have a maximum of eight runners. The four fastest times will be used for scoring.
Point of contact – George Banker (George.firstname.lastname@example.org) .