USS Farragut Gets Battle ‘E’ Award

USS Farragut Gets Battle 'E' Award

USS Farragut (DDG 99) Sailors painted four “E”s on the ship’s bridge while moored in Funchal, Portugal, March 20, in recognition of the command recently being awarded the Battle “E” for 2012.

The award recognizes the crew for displaying excellence in maritime warfare, engineering, survivability; and command, control, communication and information warfare.

It also represents a year’s worth of dedication and hard work from the entire crew. The crewmembers are also entitled to wear the Battle “E” ribbon on their uniform.

“Earning the Battle ‘E’ is a win for every Farragut crew member,” said Cmdr. Glen B. Quast, USS Farragut commanding officer. “It’s more than just a one year accomplishment. I’m very proud of the crew.”

Farragut successfully completed certification in the basic, integrated and sustainment phases of her 2012 patrol, while assigned to the Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. She flawlessly executed her duties while representing the Navy during nine port visits and several multinational exercises. Farragut also served as the Combined Task Force 151 flagship for counter-piracy, providing maritime security and strengthening relations with African and European partner nations.

Farragut, homeported out of Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

Naval Today Staff, March 25, 2013; Image: US Navy