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MCA&F Recognizing Excellence at Upcoming Ammo Tech Awards Dinner
The Marine Corps Association & Foundation, in conjunction with Marine Corps Systems Command, will host the third annual MCA&F Ammo Tech Awards Dinner on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at the Springfield Hilton Hotel in Springfield, Virginia.
The dinner honors the professional achievements of the top performing Marines in the ammunition technician occupational field in 2011. During the presentation portion of the dinner, four awards for Ammunition Technician of the Year will be presented.
The evening’s guest speaker, LtGen Richard P. Mills, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration will help recognize the following award recipients:
Lance Corporal Nicolas G. Salgado-Jimenez- Recipient of the 2011 Gunnery Sergeant Edwin W. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Ammunition Technician Marine of the Year Award for Superior Achievement. As the Regimental Ammunition Chief of 7th Marine Regiment, LCpl Salgado-Jimenez was responsible for over 75 different ammunition varieties containing over 5,022,757 rounds of various types. While serving with 7th Marines, he personally processed over 100 ammunition requests involving more than 500,000 rounds of ammunition including 20 priority requests.
Corporal Michael A. Covey- Recipient of the 2011 Gunnery Sergeant Edwin W. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Ammunition Technician NCO of the Year Award for Professional Excellence. While deployed in Sangin, Afghanistan, Cpl Covey kept all accountability of ammunition stored aboard multiple Forward Operating Bases (FOB) and Patrol Bases (PB) under the command of 3d Battalion 7th Marines. His dedication and hard work as Battalion Ammo Chief led to the effortless turnover of the ammunition account to 1st Battalion 7th Marines at the end of the deployment. The Commandant of the Marine Corps personally awarded Cpl Covey the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal on 5 February 2012 for his meritorious service.
Staff Sergeant Joseph J. Giacomelli, Jr.-Recipient of the 2011 Gunnery Sergeant Edwin W. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Ammunition Technician SNCO of the Year Award for Distinguished Service. SSgt Giacomelli provided ammunition support to deploying Marines, while serving as the SNCOIC of the Field Ammunition Supply Point (FASP), Mojave Viper Support Detachement (MVSD). He was recently deployed to Afghanistan with 2d Supply Battalion, as the Storage Chief and Detachment Company Gunnery Sergeant for the Camp Leatherneck FASP in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 11-2.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Johnson J. Scholten- Recipient of the 2011 Ammunition Officer of the Year Award for Exceptional Management. CWO-2 Scholten was reassigned to Marine Corps Systems Command and currently serves as the Inventory Accuracy Officer and Operations Officer for the Ammunition Logistics Focus Team.
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