Harbor Patrol Awards


MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS WATCH COMMANDER AND HARBOR PATROL UNIT LEADING PETTY OFFICER AT NAVAL STATION MAYPORT SECURITY DETACHMENT FROM JUNE 2012 THROUGH AUGUST 2016. PETTY OFFICER BILLINGS WAS ENTRUSTED BY THE COMMANDER WITH THE PRECISE EXECUTION OF ALL POLICE, HARBOR SECURITY, ANTI-TERRORISM, AND FORCE PROTECTION OPERATIONS, ENSURING THE SAFETY OF 11,000 SAILORS, CIVILIANS, AND FAMILY MEMBERS AND THE SECURITY OF OVER TWO BILLION DOLLARS OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY TO INCLUDE THE WEAPONS MAGAZINE, AIR FIELD, RADIOLOGIC TESTING FACILITY, MAINTENANCE AND TRAINING FACILITIES, AND OVER 20 HOME-PORTED AND VISITING SHIPS. HE SKILLFULLY SUPERVISED 12 POLICE OFFICERS IN OVER 100 INCIDENT COMPLAINT REPORTS AND COUNTLESS CALLS FOR SERVICE, TO INCLUDE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, TRAFFIC CRASH, AND DUI INVESTIGATIONS RESULTING IN A 100 PERCENT APPREHENSION RATE. PETTY OFFICER BILLINGS' DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, PERSEVERANCE, AND STEADFAST DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS HARBOR PATROL LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER FOR NAVAL WEAPON STATION EARLE (NWSE) FROM SEPTEMBER 2010 TO AUGUST 2014. CHIEF KUSIC'S EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND EXPERTISE WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN ORGANIZING THE DAILY TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION OF 32 HARBOR SECURITY BOAT COXSWAINS ENSURING FULL COMPLIANCE WITH CNIC DIRECTIVES AND GUIDELINES. HIS EFFORTS LED TO NWSE BEING THE ONLY BASE IN THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION TO ACHIEVE AN OUTSTANDING 100% COXSWAIN QUALIFICATION. IN ADDITION, AS THE COMMAND FITNESS LEADER, HE SIGNIFICANLTY IMPROVED THE OVERALL READINESS OF NWSE, RESULTING IN A 98% PASSING RATE THROUGH FIVE SUCCESSIVE PRT CYCLES. BY HIS NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, PERSEVERANCE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY, MAC KUSIC REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HER DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS TACTICAL OPERATIONS COMMAND CENTER OPERATOR OF, HARBOR PATROL UNIT, U.S. NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, BAHRAIN FROM MARCH 2014 TO MARCH 2015 IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. PETTY OFFICER KENT MAINTAINED TACTICAL CONTROL OF ALL HARBOR SECURITY VESSELS AND HOME PORTED U.S. COALITION WARSHIPS VISITING THE FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY WITHOUT DISCREPANCIES. ADDITIONALLY, AS GUNNER, HE SUCCESSFULLY PROVIDED STAND OFF OBSERVATIONS AND DEFENSIVE PROTECTIONS TO BERTHED AND TRANSITING U.S. AND COALITION WARSHIPS WITH ZERO INCIDENTS. BY HIS EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, PETTY OFFICER KENT REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS HARBOR PATROL TRAINING SUPERVISOR FROM MARCH 2014 TO MARCH 2015. PETTY OFFICER KENT TRAINED AND QUALIFIED 17 COXSWAINS AND ACHIEVED A 100% QUALIFICATION RATE. IN ADDITION TO MORE THAN 3,000 MISSION AND TRAINING HOURS, HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN STANDING UP AND ESTABLISHING A FULLY FUNCTIONAL HARBOR PATROL UNIT. HE RESPONDED AND SAVED 4 DISTRESSED VESSELS AND RESCUED 17 CIVILIAN PERSONNEL IN PERIL TO INCLUDE THE DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES. BY HIS EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, PETTY OFFICER KENT REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT WHILE SERVING AS ASSISTANT SECTION LEADER, TRAINING PETTY OFFICER AND HARBOR PATROL UNIT LEAD COXSWAIN AT NAVAL STATION, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA FROM AUGUST 2008 TO AUGUST 2012. PETTY OFFICER HITE'S INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE GUIDED NAVAL STATION NORFOLK TO EXCEED ALL EXPECTATIONS AND OPERATIONAL GOALS FOR FY-09, FY-10, AND FY-11. HER COMMITMENT TO HIGH QUALITY TRAINING AND OPERATIONS LED TO THE SAFE COMPLETION OF OVER 1000 RANDOM ANTI-TERRORISM OPERATIONS AND THREE INCREASED FORCE PROTECTION EXERCISES. BY HER EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, PETTY OFFICER HITE REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HERSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.



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