Mahlon (Sandy) Apgar, IV, was appointed by President Clinton as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment in June 1998, and served until January 2001. In that Office, he had overall responsibility for the world's largest infrastructure and real estate portfolio and led the design and launch of the Army's Residential Communities Initiative (RCI), the Defense Department's largest public-private partnership program. He also pioneered reforms in the military housing procurement and contracting system, implemented an historic properties program with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, established an environmental new enterprise fund, and promoted the "revolution in military logistics". In recognition of these and other contributions, he was awarded the Army's Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service and the first Chairman's Award of the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. He also received the Counselor of Real Estate's James Felt Award.