From Naval Facilities Engineering Command Public Affairs and Communications
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) announced the winners of the 2016 Peltier and Perry Awards for the most outstanding active and reserve component naval mobile construction battalions, July 12.
Named for the legendary and distinguished civil engineer corps Seabee leaders, these awards recognize the most outstanding naval mobile construction battalions (NMCB) in the active and reserve components. Units selected for these prestigious awards are recognized leaders in the naval construction force in safety, overall performance, readiness, construction accomplishments, equipment management, logistics programs, retention, and training.
"We are very proud of you and what you have accomplished for our Navy and our nation," said Rear Adm. Brett Muilenburg, commander, NAVFAC/chief of civil engineers. "Congratulations to NMCB 3 and 22 on their selection for these awards."
The Seabees of NMCB 3, winners of the Peltier Award, demonstrated sustained superior performance during fiscal year 2016, and embodied the active Naval Construction Force's very best during their most recent deployment where they flawlessly executed its mission with an agile and adaptive deployment organization.
Dispersed across 12 countries in the pacific theater, the Seabees of NMCB 3 provided critical horizontal and vertical construction support to U.S. Pacific Command, Pacific Fleet, 7th Fleet, Commander, Task Force 75, and nine multi-national exercises.
Through the use of innovative problem solving and engaging leadership, NMCB 3 overcame numerous challenges and accomplished the mission with exceptional safety, quality and accountability.
The Seabees of NMCB 22, recipients of the Perry Award, displayed outstanding performance and epitomized the reserve Naval Construction Force's very best during their most recent deployment. They deployed 215 personnel in support of Operation Enduring Freedom across Afghanistan, Africa, and Kuwait.
Their keen emphasis on readiness resulted in a 17 percent increase in civil engineer support equipment availability during deployment, as well as an unprecedented 63 percent improvement in manpower availability status codes, significantly enhancing major combat operations readiness of the "Lone Star" battalion.
Through their superior flexibility, innovation, and responsiveness, NMCB 22 accomplished every mission with exceptional safety, quality, and accountability.
"The competition for these awards is always fierce and this year was no exception," said Muilenburg. "I am honored to announce this year's recipients."