Brown Named Junior Sailor of the Quarter for NMCB-11

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Equipment Operator 3rd Class Daric M. Brown was named Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11’s Junior Sailor of the Quarter for the period of January through March of 2012.

The following is an excerpt from Brown’s award citation:

As lead driver for Convoy Security Element (CSE), team “Witchdoctor,” he was the first to clear the path ensuring the safety and mission success of his team. His leadership and motivation facilitated NMCB 11’s contingency operations at Camp Leatherneck, Water Well, BOST Airfield and RTC by delivering 34 pieces of CESE, 14 personnel, and countless mission essential materials.

“The navy core values have always kept me on a straight path not only in my navy life but also when I’m off work, which in time I hope that it leads to a long successful military career,” said Brown.  “My next goal is to make EO2, get my journeyman’s license, and to continue to mentor my junior troops and assist them to achieve their goals as well.“

Originally from Benson, Vt., Brown has spent three years and seven months on active duty Navy service.  He is currently assigned to NMCB-11 and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

NMCB-11’s Junior Sailor of the Quarter program recognizes the superior performance of all serving in paygrades of E4-E5 with emphasis on outstanding achievements, exemplary personal conduct and military bearing, and demonstrated initiative in performance.

Homeported in Gulfport, Miss., NMCB-11 is deployed to Afghanistan to conduct general, mobility, survivability engineering operations, defensive operations, Afghan National Army partnering and detachment of units in combined/joint operations area – Afghanistan in order to enable the neutralization of the insurgency and support improved governance and stability operations.

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