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March 7, 2012 / iDriveWarships

Battle “E” Award Winners Announced

Everybody likes winning. And now over 30 ships across the U.S. Navy fleet have cause to celebrate.

The Battle “E” award (formerly named for Battle Efficiency) is the nickname for the prestigious Battle Effectiveness award. The award is given annually to U.S. Navy ships and crews that exhibit the maximum condition of departmental readiness in their group and capability to perform their wartime tasks.

For the competitive year 2011, 34 of 168 ships across the fleet were awarded the Battle “E.”

“The Battle ‘E’ demonstrates exceptional performance and each surface ship award winner has shown success in meeting mission area standards,” said Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. “Our primary mission is war fighting and they have set the standard of readiness fleet wide.”

Naval Forces Japan winners:

Winners in Hawaii:

San Diego, Calif. winners:

Mayport, Fla. winners:

 Norfolk, Va. Winners:

The mine countermeasure ship winner is USS Patriot (MCM 7) and the winning mine countermeasure crews are Crew Conflict and Crew Swerve.

The patrol coastal crews include Crew Delta, Crew Juliet, and Crew Lima.

Battle “E” awardees demonstrated sustained superior performance in the following six excellence categories: Maritime Warfare; Engineering and Survivability; Command, Control, Communications, and Information Warfare; Logistics Management; Commander Naval Surface Force Safety Award and the Efficiency Excellence Award.

Crews awarded the Battle “E” are able to wear the ribbon immediately.

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  1. ray / Mar 7 2012 4:26 pm

    What….no submarines with a Battle E ?????

  2. iDriveWarships / Mar 8 2012 11:17 am

    These are just the Surface Ship winners

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