Pacific Submarine Force Announces 2014 Battle "E" Winners
Story Number: NNS150108-02Release Date: 1/8/2015 7:22:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Swink
Pacific Submarine Force Public Affairs
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of Submarine Force Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), has announced the winners of the 2014 Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") competition.
"The competition for Battle Efficiency awards was extremely tough," said Sawyer. "These awards recognize commands which were evaluated during the past year to have attained the highest overall or departmental readiness to carry out their wartime tasks.
"Each crew member of an award winner can be justifiably proud of their contribution to improve Pacific Submarine Force readiness," Sawyer continued in his message to the force. "I am extremely proud of your outstanding performance. Well done and congratulations!"
The Battle E competition is conducted annually to strengthen individual command performance, improve overall force readiness, and recognize outstanding performance. The award is a symbol of overall readiness of commands throughout the Pacific Submarine Force, and their ability to carry out assigned wartime tasks.
Based on criteria compiled over a year-long competition, units from each submarine squadron in the Pacific Fleet are recognized, in addition to submarine tenders and special category assets. The awards are presented by the leadership of each squadron or command to the unit under their charge which has demonstrated the highest level of battle readiness during the evaluation year.
The 2014 COMSUBPAC Battle "E" winners, their homeports, and commanding officers are: