HQMC SEMPER FIT (MRS-2) ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF THE 2013 MARINE CORPS MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR.

Date Signed: 1/29/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 045/14

R 291944Z JAN 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 045/14
MSGID/GENADMIN, USMTF, 2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MR(UC)//
SUBJ/HQMC SEMPER FIT (MRS-2) ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF THE 2013 MARINE CORPS MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR.//
POC/JUSTINE WHIPPLE/CAPT/MRS/-/TEL:703-784-3898/TEL:DSN 278-3898/EMAIL:WHIPPLEJ(AT)USMC-MCCS.ORG//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. SSGT DAVID ARENDT JR AND CAPTAIN CHRISTINE TARANTO HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS THE 2013 UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETES OF THE YEAR.
2. SSGT ARENDT, AN INFANTRY UNIT LEADER, IS CURRENTLY A MEMBER OF THE USA WRESTLING TEAM PREPARING FOR THE 2016 OLYMPICS. HE PLACED SECOND AT THE US WORLD TEAM TRIALS AND WON GOLD IN BOTH GRECO-ROMAN AND FREESTYLE WRESTLING AT THE 2013 ARMED FORCES CHAMPIONSHIP.
3. CAPT CHRISTINE TARANTO, A LOGISTICS OFFICER, IS CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE OPERATIONS OFFICER AND H&S CO COMMANDER FOR MWSS-272. CAPT TARANTO WAS THE TOP FEMALE FINISHER FOR THE MARINE CORPS AT THE 2013 ARMED FORCES TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE 2013 ARMED FORCES MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP. SHE WAS THE FIRST PLACE OVERALL ACTIVE DUTY FEMALE MARINE TO FINISH THE MARINE CORPS MARATHON IN 2013.
4. THE MARINE ATHLETES WILL BE RECOGNIZED ABOARD MCB QUANTICO AT THE CMC COMBINED AWARDS CEREMONY ON 3 FEBRUARY 2014.
5. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MR. WILLIAM C. DILLON, DIRECTOR, SEMPER FIT AND EXCHANGE SERVICES DIVISION.//