Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 was recognized for outstanding achievements during Fiscal Year 2009 and awarded the Battle "E" as the top active duty battalion in the Atlantic Fleet.
The award was announced last month.
Rear Admiral Mark Handley, commander of the First Naval Construction Division and Naval Construction Forces Command (1NCD / NCFC), presented NMCB 7 with the 2009 Battle Efficiency Award during the battalion’s Seabee Ball celebration in Rota, Spain, an event that celebrated the Seabees 68th birthday.
The criterion for the Battle Efficiency Award is the overall readiness of the command to carry out its assigned wartime tasks, and is based on a year-long evaluation. To achieve the award, a ship or unit must demonstrate the highest state of battle readiness.
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Read more about NMCB 7's award in Friday's Sun Herald.