|Navy Achievement Medal
|Authorized by the Secretary of the Navy on January 24, 1962, and awarded to junior officers and enlisted personnel serving in any capacity with the Navy and Marine Corps who distinguish themselves by outstanding professional achievement or for leadership. Originally a non-combat award, the achievement medal is now awarded for both combat and non-combat service. The combat "V" device is worn on the ribbon if stipulated in the citation.
THIRD NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BRIGADE
The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting
the NAVY AND MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL to
ENGINEERING AID SECOND CLASS
ALAN DEAN LACOMBE
UNITED STATES NAVY
for service as set forth in the following
"For professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties as Automated Data Processing Technician, U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR while deployed to Okinawa, Japan from February, 1996 to September 1996. Petty Officer LACOMBE performed his duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. Displaying exceptional technical expertise, initiative and resourcefulness, he maintained 68 computer work stations and originated and implemented a comprehensive Automated Data Processing and Office Information systems Security Program that greatly enhanced Battalion effectiveness and efficiency. His leadership and determination to improve quality of live in the Battalion as the President of the newly organized Second Class Petty Officer Association enabled the reopening and effective operation of the alcohol and smoke free Coffee House, greatly supporting the Battalion's efforts to deglamorize alcohol. Petty Officer LACOMBE's professionalism and devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United Stated Naval Service."
For the Secretary of the Navy,
THOMAS A. DAMES
Rear Admiral, Civil Engineer Corps
United States Navy