Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) March 21, 2015
The Marine Corps Association & Foundation held the 11th Annual MCA&F Ground Logistics Awards Dinner on March 12 in coordination with Headquarters Marine Corps, Installations & Logistics Division. The Awards dinner was held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, and provided the opportunity to recognize top performing Marine logisticians in 2014.
The evening’s guest speaker, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, discussed the special challenges facing Marines in today’s turbulent environment and focused on the vital role Marine logistics plays in widely dispersed operations on a global scale. Following his remarks, General Dunford helped present the evening’s awards which included the following:
- The 2014 1st Lt Travis Manion Memorial Marine Corps Officer Logistician of the Year Award, sponsored by Raytheon and the Marine Corps Association & Foundation was presented to Captain Sean Day, USMC. The namesake for this award was killed in action, courageously defending his unit during an ambush in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in Iraq in 2007.
- The 2014 Marine Corps Enlisted Logistician of the Year Award, sponsored by Oracle and the Marine Corps Association & Foundation was presented to Gunnery Sergeant Dustin Sammons.
- The 2014 Civilian Marine Logistician of the Year Award, sponsored by Claxton Logistics and the Marine Corps Association was presented to retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant, Mr. Andrew M. Trout.
- The Marine Logistics Unit of the Year – 2014, sponsored by IR Technologies and the Marine Corps Association & Foundation was awarded to 3d Maintenance Battalion
Pictures of the event can be viewed at https://www.mca-marines.org/gallery/11th-annual-ground-logistics-awards-dinner
The Marine Corps Association & Foundation is the preeminent association and foundation for all Marines and friends of the Corps dedicated to the development and recognition of professional excellence and expanding the awareness of the rich traditions, history, and esprit of the United States Marine Corps. The MCA&F Advances Leadership and Recognizes Excellence by hosting award ceremonies, facilitating Commanders’ Forums, delivering Commanders’ Unit Libraries, publishing and distributing the Marine Corps Gazette and Leatherneck, and by providing quality uniforms and accessories at the best value. The MCA&F understands and respects the achievements and sacrifices made by Marines and their families while serving this great nation. For more information, visit http://www.mca-marines.org.