Command Financial Specialist Citations


AS COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECIALIST FOR NOSC ROCHESTER FROM OCTOBER 2011 TO SEPTEMBER 2013. CHIEF MERRIT PERFORMED HIS DUTIES WITH EXEMPLARY DEDICATION TO THE NAVY AND HIS SAILORS. HE VOLUNTEERED FOR AND WAS APPOINTED AS NOSC ROCHESTER'S FIRST EVER FULLY QUALIFIED COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECIALIST. AFTER OBTAINING CERTIFICATION, CHIEF MERRIT IMMEDIATELY BEGAN HOLDING COUNSELING SESSIONS FOR ALL INCOMING SAILORS AS THEY ARRIVED AND ALL OTHERS ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS. HE ESTABLISHED RECIPROCAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH BASE AGENCIES AND REFERRED MEMBERS FOR ASSISTANCE WHEN REQUIRED. IN ADDITION, HE DEVELOPED AND PROVIDED MORE THAN 4 HOURS OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING TO THE ENTIRE CENTER OF OVER 150 MEMBERS, POSITIVELY AFFECTING THEIR FINANCIAL JUDGEMENT AND DECISION-MAKING AND ULTIMATELY IMPROVING PERSONNEL READINESS AND THE FUTURE NAVY. SENIOR CHIEF MERRIT'S EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM, PERSONAL INITIATIVE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


AS COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECIALIST, WAHIAWA ANNEX, JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM HAWAII FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2010 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2011. CHIEF THOMPSON COUNSELED OVER 100 SAILORS, CONDUCTED 22 SCREENINGS AND FACILITATED TRAINING SESSIONS FOR MORE THAN ,2000 SAILORS, INCREASING FINANCIAL READINESS THROUGHOUT THE COMMAND. IN ADDITION, HE CONDUCTED BLENDED RETIREMENT TRAINING FOR THE STAFF AT NHP AND BRANCH CLINICS, IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING AND ENSURED 100% COMPLIANCE BY ALL STAFF MEMBERS. BY HIS DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, RELENTLESS EFFORTS, AND STEADFAST DEVOTION TO DUTY, CHIEF THOMPSON REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


AS FINANCIAL ANALYST, PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, FROM APRIL 2014 TO MAY 2016. MAJOR LAMBRUSCO SERVED AS THE LEAD ANALYST FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE BUDGET FOR FIVE MAJOR COMMANDS PROVIDING OVERSIGHT, ANALYSIS, AND SUPPORT TO ASSIST IN THE EXECUTION OF RESOURCES IN EXCESS OF $600 MILLION ANNUALLY AND DIRECTLY IMPACTING THEIR ABILITY TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION WHILE SUPPORTING MARINES, SAILORS, AND THEIR FAMILIES. HIS FINANCIAL MANAGMENT ACUMEN ENABLED HIM TO ASSESS EXECUTION PERFORMANCE METRICS AND IDENTIFY UNDER OPTIMIZED ACTIVITIES TO REALIGN OVER $100 MILLION IN AVAILABLE FUNDS TO SUPPORT UNFORESEEN OPERATIONS AND CONTINGENCES. MAJOR LAMBRUSCO'S OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM, EXCEPTIONAL INITIATIVE, AND STEADFAST DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIM AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS AND UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.



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