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MSGID/GENADMIN/COMMARCORSYSCOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2021 MARINE CORPS AMMUNITION AWARDS PROGRAM (MCAAP) RECIPIENTS//
REF/A/MARADMIN 553/21/DTG: 151645Z OCT 21//
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NARR/REF A IS THE SOLICITATION MARADMIN FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2021 MARINE CORPS AMMUNITION AWARDS PROGRAM (MCAAP). REF B PROVIDES PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MCAAP.//
POC/B.G. WISNESKI/LTCOL/DEPUTY PROGRAM MANAGER/PM AMMUNITION, MARCORSYSCOM/TEL: 703-462-4984//
POC/T.W. GARCIA/CAPT/OPERATIONS OFFICER/PM AMMUNITION, MARCORSYSCOM /TEL: 703-615-3966//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command congratulates the following individuals for their selection as the recipients of the Calendar Year 2021 Marine Corps Ammunition Awards Program for the categories as indicated. As specified in reference (b), an annual awards board was convened to review nominations throughout the Marine Corps and select award recipients.
2. The recipients are indicated by listing the award, recipient, and nominating command.
2.a. The Ammunition Officer of the Year Award recipient is Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew J. Belcastro, 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group.
2.b. The Ammunition Staff Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award recipient is Gunnery Sergeant Reynaldo Gonzales Jr., United States Marine Corps Forces Pacific.
2.c. The Ammunition Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award recipient is Sergeant Alayna N. Krontz, 2d Supply Battalion, 2d Marine Logistics Group.
2.d. The Ammunition Technician of the Year is Corporal David J. Owens, 2d Supply Battalion, 2d Marine Logistics Group.
2.e. The selected Marine Corps Reserve Ammunition Staff Non-Commissioned Officer/Officer of the Year Award recipient is Staff Sergeant Chester B. Matthew Pemberton, Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group.
2.f. The selected Marine Corps Reserve Ammunition Technician of the Year Award recipient is Sergeant Clinton G. Morgan, Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group.
3. The Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) is the sponsor for this year's award. The recipients will be honored during an awards dinner and reception at The Clubs at Quantico & Crossroads Events Center on 8 June 2022. Travel details for award recipients will be sent via separate correspondence.
4. This year's award selection process was challenging due to the highly competitive nominees for each category. Commands are encouraged to continue to nominate ground ammunition personnel that they feel best represent their unit and the ammunition community. It was apparent that all those nominated are deserving of our respect and special recognition. Congratulations to all nominees.
5. Release authorized by BGen A. J. Pasagian, Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command.//