Navy Funeral/Mortuary Services
Served as Mortuary Affairs Sergeant at the Theater Mortuary Affairs Evacuation Point in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.
Supervised the Mortuary Affairs division, including the processing, preparation, identification, and transportation of four deceased service members at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti; ensured members conducted their duties with the utmost respect and professionalism.
Supervised the reception of and processing of deceased military and civilian personnel; ensured most orderly transition.
Facilitated the tentative identification, temporary interment and disinterment of deceased military and civilian personnel.
FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS NAVAL STATION MAYPORT FUNERAL DIVISION COORDINATOR AND TRAINING PETTY OFFICER FROM XXXXXXXX TO XXXXXXXX. PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS NELSON COORDINATED 1,555 SERVICES WITH NO DISCREPANCIES, MAINTAINING 100 PERCENT MISSION SUCCESS. HE TRAINED OVER 140 DETAIL TEAM MEMBERS FROM 6 TENANT COMMANDS IN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF FUNERAL HONOR SERVICES TO INCLUDE RIFLE DETAILS, FLAG FOLDING, AND PRESENTATION OF THE NATIONAL ENSIGN. IN ADDITION, HE PERFORMED POIC DUTIES FOR OVER 150 HONORS REQUESTS TOTALING OVER 1000 HOURS AND ENSURED HIS DETAIL MAINTAINED IMMACULATE UNIFORM APPEARANCE AND CONDUCTED THEMSELVES IN A HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER ACCEPTING NOTHING BUT PERFECTION FOR OUR FALLEN COMRADES. PETTY OFFICER NELSON'S ATTENTION TO DETAIL, PERSONAL INITIATIVE, AND UNSWERVING DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.