NMCB-11 Announced as Recipient of Prestigious Peltier Award for FY 2012

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael, NMCB 11 Public Affairs

GULFPORT, Miss. – Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 was announced as the recipient of the Rear Admiral Eugene J. Peltier Award for fiscal year 2012.  The announcement came in a January 31, 2013 unclassified message from Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Rear Adm. Katherine L. Gregory.

Units selected for this prestigious award are recognized leaders in the Naval Construction Force in safety, overall performance, readiness, construction accomplishments, equipment management, logistics programs, retention, and training. 

NMCB-11 completed an arduous eight-month United States Central Command deployment in Afghanistan during 2012 in which the battalion set the stage for the surge drawdown of U.S. and coalition forces and eventual transfer of mission to the Afghan forces.

The Peltier award is named for a legendary and distinguished Civil Engineer Corps and Seabee leader.  Commissioned into the Navy in 1940, Peltier was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, and Chief of Civil Engineers of the Navy in 1957 where he served until 1962.  Peltier died on February 13, 2004 at the age of 93 and was interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

NMCB-11 is a Seabee battalion specializing in contingency construction, disaster response, and humanitarian assistance. The Battalion is home-ported in Gulfport, Miss.

For more on NMCB-11 visit http://nmcb11.navylive.dodlive.mil/

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