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    NMCB 3 advances 51 Seabees

    NMCB 3 Advances 51 Seabees

    Photo By Petty Officer 1st Class Debra Daco | Builder 2nd Class Brett Mehl from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3...... read more read more



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    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3

    PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Fifty-one “Better than Best” Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NCMB) 3 were promoted to their next respective rank at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme’s Needham Theater Wednesday, Dec. 17.

    These Sailors will immediately assume the responsibilities and duties that are associated with their respective rank.

    Among those “frocked” was Builder 3rd Class Bethany Snyder, who received special words of encouragement from Navy Cmdr. Gordon Meek III, the commanding officer of NMCB 3, for her unduly and unwavering devotion to duty and exceptional conduct.

    “I was shocked!” said Snyder. “I wasn’t expecting that and it made my family very proud.”

    Frocking ceremonies have been a paramount, time-honored tradition within the Navy dating back as early as 1802. Among the 51 Seabees advanced to the next rank, two were promoted to first class petty officer, 14 to second class petty officer, and 35 to third class petty officer.

    “As empowered leaders of the enlisted force, petty officers are in the most advantageous position to influence, motivate and develop their Sailors so that they enthusiastically want to work toward and achieve the goals established for the common good,” said Meek. “As disciplined and devoted professionals, they follow orders and faithfully carry out responsibilities while ensuring that they themselves, and the men and women in their charge, comply with all laws and regulations and exercise sound moral reasoning to ensure highly ethical conduct.”

    The Naval Construction Force is a vital component of the U.S. Maritime Strategy. The force provides deployable battalions capable of providing disaster preparation and recovery support, humanitarian assistance and combat operations support.



    Date Taken: 12.17.2014
    Date Posted: 12.19.2014 13:45
    Story ID: 150767
    Location: PORT HUENEME, CA, US 

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