Maritime Excellence Award recipients

From Commander, Military Sealift Command

Maritime Excellence Award recipients

Last year we announced a new recognition program for our Mariners and ships. Each calendar year we are recognizing Military Sealift Command civil service-manned ships with the Maritime Excellence Ship Award. Our program, called the Maritime ‘E’ ship award, is similar in concept to Navy’s Type Command Battle Efficiency or Battle ‘E’ recognition.

The MSC Maritime Excellence Ship Award was created to recognize those MSC ships that performed at the highest levels of operational readiness during the calendar year.

It is with great pleasure that I announce the winners for 2018:

USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12)

USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52)



The Maritime ‘E’ ship award promotes competition and recognizes ships that achieve the highest degree of operational readiness, performance, efficiency, reliability, productivity, and safety during the year. Recipients of this award demonstrated day-to-day excellence in addition to superior achievement throughout the competitive period.

These Mariners maintained our government ships at the highest possible levels of holistic readiness thus ensuring they were ready for tasking to perform in the full spectrum of maritime operations, faithfully executing our mission to empower global warfighting capabilities.

Award winners are authorized to display the Maritime ‘E’ ship award pennant from sunrise to sunset for one year from the date of the award, and paint an appropriate logo on the ship.

I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude and heartiest congratulations to the crews of both ships for their outstanding performance and professionalism during the performance period. Keep up the great work.

United We Sail,

Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, USN

Commander, Military Sealift Command



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