|Navy "E" Ribbon
|A Secretary of the Navy recommendation in June of 1976 established this award to replace the Battle Efficiency Award (the letter "E") which had been worn sewn to the sleeve of the uniform. It is authorized to be worn by all crew members of ships and aviation squadrons winning the fleet-wide eighteen month competitive cycle which has exercises testing all phases of battle readiness. The Battle Efficiency Award, called the Navy Battle "E", in addition to the ribbon, consists of a cloth insignia and a battle pennant to be displayed by the ship or unit winning the award.
THIRD NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BRIGADE
The Commander, Third Naval Construction Brigade
takes pleasure in presenting the
PACIFIC FLEET BEST OF TYPE AWARD
NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION FOUR
for service as set forth in the following
"For superior performance as the best Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (Active) in the U.S. Pacific Fleet during Fiscal Year 1996. The officers and enlisted personnel of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR have demonstrated a dedication to total quality and continuous improvement by focusing on excellence in every facet of organization and operations. Using the exceptional skills attained during a demanding and very successful homeport period, they met every challenge presented during an outstanding Okinawa deployment. Dispersed with seven detail sites and two civic action project teams throughout th Pacific from Japan and Hawaii to the mainbody site in Okinawa, they planned and executed responsive high quality construction and services. The focus of these deployments was to enhance the operational capabilities and to improve the quality of life for Sailors and Marines throughout the Pacific. At every location, the Seabee cry "Can Do" was heard loud and clear as the "Does More" Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR overcame each new challenge across the Pacific to provide quality construction and services throughout the region. By their truly distinctive achievements extensive enthusiasm and steadfast devotion to duty, the officers and enlisted personnel of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR reflected great credit upon themselves and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
THOMAS A. DAMES
Rear Admiral, Civil Engineer Corps
United States Navy