Construction Mechanic (CM) Citations


MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS CONSTRUCTION MECHANIC FROM JULY 2010 TO JUNE 2013. PETTY OFFICER NAGEL DEMONSTRATED A RELENTLESS WORK ETHIC AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AS SEAL TEAM SEVEN ONE TROOP, BRAVO PLATOON CONSTRUCTION MECHANIC LEADING PETTY OFFICER AND RESUPPLY COORDINATION DEPARTMENT HEAD. DURING THIS QUARTER, HE LED A FOUR-MAN CREW IN THE TIMELY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF EIGHT LIVING QUARTERS AND SEVEN OFFICE SPACES. HIS EXPEDIENT ACQUISITION OF $50,000 WORTH OF MATERIALS AFFORDED BOTH HIS 31-MAN ELEMENT AND A 1250-MAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS TASK FORCE WITH APPROPRIATE BERTHING AND WORK FACILITIES AS WELL AS THE IMPROVED INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN THEIR SUCCESSFUL EXECUTION OF 1,234 CUMULATIVE COMBAT OPERATIONS. FURTHER, HE COORDINATED MULTIPLE EMERGENCY RESUPPLIES TO PROVIDE 37 NSW OPERATORS AND 50 AFGHAN COMMANDOS WITH CRITICAL, LIFE-SUSTAINING SUPPLIES INCLUDING WATER, FOOD, AND AMMUNITION. HIS DILIGENCE AND EXPEDIENT CONSTRUCTION OF RESUPPLY BUNDLES ENABLED THE COMBINED ELEMENT TO SUCCESSFULLY PROJECT INTO AUSTERE, HEAVILY DENIED ENEMY TERRAIN AS SHOWCASED THROUGHOUT THE EXECUTION OF 14 COMBAT OPERATIONS RESULTING IN 32 ENEMY KILLED. PETTY OFFICER NAGEL's RELENTLESS OPTIMISM AND PERSISTENT EFFORTS DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED TO MISSION SUCCESS AND REFLECT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS CONSTRUCTION MECHANIC FROM AUGUST 2012 TO SEPTEMBER 2014. PETTY OFFICER BLAHUT'S DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE SERVICE WHERE HE HELD A VARIETY OF POSITIONS INCLUDING LEAD VEHICLE INSPECTOR FOR THE 140 VEHICLE TACTICAL GROUND MOBILITY PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT TRAINING PETTY OFFICER FOR 65 PERSONNEL, TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT CAREER COUNSLER, COMMAND EXW INSTRUCTOR, LEAD PRIME MOVER SUPERVISOR, COMMAND MWR VICE PRESIDENT, AND DEPARTMENT ITEMPO MANAGER (INDIVIDUAL PERSONNEL TEMPO). IN ADDITION, HE COMPLETED THREE COMBAT DEPLOYMENTS TOTALING 28 MONTHS WITH SEAL TEAM ONE AND SEAL TEAM SEVEN. ALWAYS THE FIRST TO VOLUNTEER, PETTY OFFICER BLAHUT IS KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE COMMAND FOR TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SUPERIOR MILITARY BEARING. BY HIS EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, PETTY OFFICER BLAHUT REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS PRIME MOVER PROGRAM MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR FROM AUGUST 2012 TO SEPTEMBER 2014. AS PRIME MOVER PROGRAM MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR, HE LED 14 MECHANICS IN THE COMPLETION OF 29 TECHNICAL SHOP REPAIR ORDERS, EXCEEDING MAINTENANCE STANDARDS FOR A 44 VEHICLE PRIME MOVER FLEET VALUED AT MORE THAN FOUR MILLION DOLLARS. AS VEHICLE INSPECTOR FOR THE 140 VEHICLE TACTICAL GROUND MOBILTY PROGRAM, HE COMPLETED AND DOCUMENTED 120 INITIAL AND FINAL QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTIONS. AS THE DIVISION TRAINING PETTY OFFICER, HE MANANGED 34 PROFESSIONAL DEPLOYMENT TRAINING COURSES FOR 123 PERSONNEL WITHIN AN ANNUAL BUDGET OF $140,000, GREATLY ENHANCING THE MISSION READINESS OF THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT. AS TRAINING PETTY OFFICER FOR THE COMMAND's LARGEST DIVISION, HE ARRANGED AND PROVIDED 4,000 HOURS OF AUTOMOTIVE AND TACTICAL FIELD TRAINING FOR 62 PERSONNEL. AS THE COMMAND MWR VICE PRESIDENT, HE MOTIVATED HIS PEERS AND HOSTED HIGLY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISERS THAT RAISED OVER $6,500. BY HIS EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, PETTY OFFICER BLAHUT REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




Construction Mechanic Second Class Stinger is strongly recommended for the Navy Commendation Medal for his superior service while serving as the Administrative Leading Petty Officer and Department Career Counselor, Public Works Department Sigonella from August 2009 to June 2011. His performance in filling these critical billets has been nothing short of extraordinary. He is a hard working and productive Seabee, who continues to make a positive impression on this command while working out of rate. His "Can-Do" attitude and quick learning provided great dividends in the critical billets he filled.

In 2009, CM2 assumed the role of Department Career Counselor for 128 Seabees assigned to Public Works, NAS Sigonella. This critical and demanding job, normally performed by a First Class Petty Officer, placed CM2's daily performance in full view of departmental leadership and he eagerly took charge. Adding to the challenge, the YN1 assigned to the department transferred early and the billet was gapped for nearly 19 months. As a result, CM2 Stinger immediately volunteered to assume the administrative departmental duties normally assigned to the YN1. This was clearly an enormous challenge for CM2 Stinger but he performed beyond all expectations on all fronts.

As the Admin Leading Petty Officer, CM2 assessed and maintained service records, submitted missing qualifications, awards, and certifications, tracked medical/dental readiness and special requests with minimal discrepancies. Also, he prepared and tracked over 155 pieces of official correspondence, processed 395 leave requests, drafted designation letters, made corrections to all evaluations and fitness reports prior to forwarding to NAVFAC EURAFSWA Admin and/or NAVPERS. Additionally, he prepared and submitted ERD, BAH/OHA requests, and Command Sponsorship packages for service members assigned. CM2 filled the administrative Petty Officer billet at PWD Sigonella with the skills of a seasoned NC/YN1.

As Command Career Counselor Petty Officer Stinger spent countless hours and even off-duty time learning every detail regarding the many programs affecting enlisted career paths. CM2 directed and managed the department ESO, prepared packages and conducted 26 re-enlistments. In addition, he managed the (CMS) Career Management System, used to apply for orders, conducted numerous CDB's, scheduled 20 service members for TAP, coordinated 79 operational screenings for transfer and processed 76 transfer and separation information sheets. Most notably, CM2 made it a priority to clearly understand the Perform to Serve process and its subtleties in order to provide the best guidance and advice to our Sailors. Additionally, CM2 supported the troops by assisting them with the submission and tracking of 22 OTEIP applications, EML requests and personnel action requests for adjustment of PRD and EAOS and spouse collocation and special programs. Furthermore, he assisted 3 members in the coordination and preparation for their retirement ceremonies and overall transfer to Fleet Reserve.

In addition to his other duties CM2 Stinger held several other key collateral duties for PWD Sigonella. He managed to represent the command as the PWD Urinalysis Program, Command Pass Coordinator, Personnel Liaison Representative and Mustering Petty Officer. Petty Officer Stinger has been the go-to-guy for all things administrative the last two years. He has been an outstanding customer service representative and advocate to all those assigned.

CM2 has also volunteered off duty hours coaching community youth soccer, participating in cleanups for Italian community and raising money for Seabee Balls by bagging groceries, car washes and yard sales.

CM2 Stinger's patience, compassion and clear thinking has been invaluable in advising and guiding Seabees through what could have been very stressful life-changing career moves and decisions. His professionalism and efforts unquestionably provided exceptional career counseling and admininistrative service to our organization. His administrative skills and exceptional professional competence have contributed significantly to PWD Sigonella's high state of readiness. Petty Officer Stinger's outstanding achievements are most deserving of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.




FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE ASSIGNED TO NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION (NMCB) TWO THREE, FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA FROM 01 SEPTEMBER 2009 TO 31 AUGUST 2011. MASTER CHIEF WAYNE'S DEDICATED PERFORMANCE AS COMMAND MASTER CHIEF WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN MAINTAINING MORALE AND GOOD ORDER AND DISCIPLINE FOR THE OVER 500 SEABEES OF NMCB 23. HIS DECKPLATE LEADERSHIP DURING THE DEPLOYMENT OF 178 SEABEES, AUGMENTING BATTALIONS IN SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS IRAQI FREEDOM AND ENDURING FREEDOM WAS CRITICAL TO MAINTAINING POSITIVE MORALE AND UNIT COHESION UPON REINTEGRATION. DURING THE BATTALION'S ULTRA 2010 AND OPERATION BEARING DUAL 2011, HIS LEADERSHIP, DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONAL SKILL WAS INDISPENSIBLE IN PROVIDING EFFECTIVE COMMAND AND CONTROL FOR OVER 300 SEABEES RESULTING IN A 25 PERCENT INCREASE IN MOBILIZATION READINESS, 120 PERSONAL AWARDS, 29 SEABEE COMBAT WARFARE QUALIFICATIONS, AND THE BATTALION'S READY TO DEPLOY CERTIFICATION. MASTER CHIEF CONSTRUCTIONMAN WAYNE'S NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, PERSEVERANCE, AND DEVOTION TO DUTY, REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AS POWERPLANTS SUPERVISOR AT STRIKE FIGHTER SQUADRON ONE TWO FIVE FROM XXXX XXXX TO XXXXX XXXX. PETTY OFFICER XXXXX DEMONSTRATED EXCEPTIONAL INITIATIVE AND SUPERB ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN THE SUPERVISING AND TRAINING OF 41 POWERPLANTS PERSONNEL. HIS EXCEPTIONAL ENTHUSIASM, OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS ENABLED THE SAFE AND TIMELY REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF 198 GE-F404-400 ENGINES AND 20 FUEL CELL RELATED SYSTEM COMPONENTS, WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE SQUADRON'S REMARKABLE 97 PERCENT SORTIE COMPLETION RATE AND THE QUALIFICATION OF 88 FLEET REPLACEMENT PILOTS. ADDITIONALLY, HIS DEVOTION TO TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH OF OTHERS WAS INSTRUMENTAL AND INCREASED THE OVERALL TRAINING READINESS FOR POWERPLANTS WORK CENTER AND THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT. PETTY OFFICER XXXXX's PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND UNSWERVING DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS THE LEAD MECHANIC FOR THE CONVOY SECURITY ELEMENT 20-22 MAY 20XX. CM1(SCW) THOMPSON USED HIS EXPERTISE IN VEHICLE RECOVERY TO SAFELY RECOVER AN NMCB 25 MINE RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTED (MRAP)VEHICLE THAT HAD FALLEN OVER AN EMBANKMENT AND AN NCG1 HMMWV THAT ROLLED 300 FEET INTO A GULLEY WITHOUT FURTHER DAMAGE TO EITHER VEHICLE. HIS EFFORTS SAVED THE NAVY AN ESTIMATED $60,000 IN PARTS AND LABOR AND RESTORED THE UNIT TO MISSION READINESS TWO WEEKS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. PETTY OFFICER LEE'S EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM, UNRELENTING PERSEVERANCE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




REPAIR PARTS PETTY OFFICER FOR TASK FORCE KEYSTONE, KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN. CONSTRUCTION MECHANIC SECOND CLASS XXXXXXX PROACTIVELY TRACKED REPAIR PARTS FOR OVER 100 UNITS OF MISSION CRITICAL CESE. DURING OPERATION HAMKARI HE TRACKED 277 CRITICAL PARTS THAT RESULTED IN 33 UNITS BEING RETURNED TO MISSION CAPABLE STATUS IN MINIMUM TIME. THROUGH HIS OWN EFFORTS HE ACQUIRED AND SHIPPED FORWARD A CRITICAL D7 TRACK TO WAS ON HAND TO REPAIR A BATTLE DAMAGED DOZER ENGAGED IN THE OPERATION. HIS ACTION RESULTED IN A COST SAVINGS OF OVER $10,000 AND ELIMINATED REPAIR DELAY. PETTY OFFICER XXXXXXX'S NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, PERSEVERANCE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS BATTALION 3MA NMCB-22 FROM XXXXXXXX TO XXXXXXXX. A DYNAMIC INSTRUCTOR, HE HELPED EDUCATE OVER 130 SEABEES IN PERSONAL QUALIFICATION STANDARD (PQS) 3M 301 AT ULTRA 2014 AND LEAD THE 3M TEAM OF 5 OTHER SEABEES, WHILE FULFILLING THE ROLE OF THE 3M COORDINATOR AND HOTEL COMPANY LEADING PETTY OFFICER. IN THIS CAPCITY, HE TAUGHT OVER 170 SEABEES PQS 3M 301 THROUGH 306 AT OPERATION DESERT BEE 2015 TO CULMINATE IN OVER 5,000 TRAINING MAN-HOURS. BETWEEN EXERCISES CM1 ROSENTHAL WORKED IN THE 3M CELL AND WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN ACQUIRING A NEAR EXCELLENT SCORE OF 88.9 ON A REINSPECTION AFTER THE BATTALION HAD PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED A SCORE OF 36.5. FINALLY, HE CONTINUED TO WORK TO IMPROVE THE READINESS OF THE BATTALION BY PERFORMING AN ASSESSMENT OF THE SYSTEM DURING THE DRILL WEEKEND. HIS MONTHLY DEDICATION TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE BATTALION'S SPOT CHECK PROGRAM HAS MADE A MARKED IMPROVEMENT IN THE READINESS FOR THE UPCOMING TYCOM INSPECTION AND REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS THE MARITIME CIVIL AFFAIRS TEAM 109 (MCAT109) CONSTRUCTIONMAN AND INTERPRETER. PETTY OFFICER LEE DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED TO MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT AND SUCCESS BY COORDINATING AND EXECUTING 110 KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS RESULTING IN THE COMPLETION OF 9 CIVIL ACTION PROJECTS, GREATLY IMPROVING THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF 12,000 CIVILIANS IN NEED AND POSITIVELY INFLUENCING OVER 2,000 STUDENTS IN THE MOST ARDUOUS ENVIRONMENTS. PETTY OFFICER LEE'S NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, PERSEVERANCE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




Construction Mechanic Chief Petty Officer (SCW/AW) Wilson S. Nolan, United States Navy, distinguished himself through meritorious achievement in the performance of his duties as the Alfa Company Diesel Phase Director and Construction Mechanic Advanced School Director at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC), Port Hueneme, California from August 2015 through June 2017. Chief Nolan's sustained performance is characterized by the following accomplishments:

- Dedicated Phase Head. Serving as Alfa Company's Diesel Phase Head and Instructor, he led 11 Navy and Air Force personnel in the daily operation of the Joint, inter-service Construction Mechanic (CM) "A" School. He managed the delivery of 220 CM "A" School courses to a total of 1255 students while personally delivering over 800 hours of instruction to Navy and Air Force students with no safety mishaps or academic failures. His dedication and steadfast efforts fostered a culture of safety and focused on upholding all DoD and Navy policies, instructions, and guidance. As a technical expert on all matters related to the course curriculum and classroom management, he efficiently executed his managerial and administrative duties to ensure the effective delivery and comprehensive management of the Diesel Phase course curriculum. He also responsibly managed an annual budget of $300K, meticulously validating and tracking all purchase requests from Diesel Phase and the CM Advanced School while managing the routine maintenance and replacement of crucial equipment and parts required to ensure the availability of all laboratory training facilities. His initiative increased training efficiency and safety while also paving the way for the incorporation of new modern, state-of-the-art training aids and equipment into the Diesel Phase of the CM "A" School curriculum.

- Effective School Director. As Alfa Company's Construction Mechanic Advanced School Director, he managed five military and contractor instructors in the premier delivery of 3 CM "C", "G", and "F" courses to a total of 174 Navy students, providing advanced technical training for the Navy's CM community. Demonstrating professional expertise, he proactively managed all of the administrative and logistic requirements for the Construction Mechanic Advanced, Construction Mechanic Advanced Diagnostics, and the Navy Crane Mechanic courses, providing hands-on instruction to his students. He collaborated with the Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering and spearheaded a major curriculum overhaul of the CM Advanced School course that included a comprehensive revision of the course curriculum and the successfully delivery of a pilot course that aligned the course with current Fleet requirements. He was also instrumental in the CM "C" School's tool and equipment calibration, increasing the efficiency and accuracy of training support equipment. Additionally, he managed the completion of all instructor qualifications, conducted spot checks and evaluations, and validated all course and class schedules to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of training for the command.

- Command Oriented. Dedicated to the Command and Sailors, he made lasting contributions that improved the Command and ensured the continued delivery of training to its students and staff. As Red Cross instructor, he provided initial training and recertification of every staff member within the Port Hueneme CSFE Domain. He trained and certified over 100 Adult, Pediatric, CPR and First Aid students. Additionally, he spearheaded the revision of NCTC's Red Cross Provider Agreement which incorporated industry standard training and certification for EPI auto injectors and diabetic emergencies.

- Volunteer Minded. Dedicated to the local community, he selflessly volunteered for numerous Seabee Ball fundraising events and generated over $2,000 to support the annual event and subsidize attendance costs for junior Sailors. He also volunteered over 80 hours to the Sea Cadets, Toys for Tots, and local schools. His efforts set the example for his students and staff and contributed to the overall morale and welfare of the Command.

Chief Nolan's dedication to professional military education and sustained superior performance, in an incredibly visible billet, produced highly qualified 21st Century Sailors and Airmen. His leadership and exemplary management skills have made a significant contribution to the overall success of the Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC).



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