USS Bonhomme Richard Earns Supply Blue “E” Award

BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 3RD CLASS COSMO WALRATH, USS Bonhomme Richard Public Affairs

USS Bonhomme Richard’s (LHD 6) Supply Department earned their 18th consecutive Blue “E” Award for logistics excellence. –photo by MC2 Jesse Marquez Magallanes

The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard’s (LHD 6) Supply Department received the Supply Blue “E” Award for Supply Excellence, April 3.  This is the 18th consecutive year that Bonhomme Richard’s Supply Department has received this award.

“Honestly, keeping up this streak is pretty special and I think it’s not the norm,” said Chief Logistics Specialist Dustin Martin. “It’s something I think we take pride in across the department, having achieved this for 18 years. Some people aboard now weren’t even born when Bonhomme Richard’s supply received this award for the first time. I think that’s pretty special.  To earn this award you have got to do things by the book, the way they’re supposed to be done.  It also takes a lot of camaraderie and unity. We all work as one. Each division truly operates as one department to get the job done.”

Bonhomme Richard’s new Supply Officer, Cdr. Monica R. Tate, said that achieving the Supply Blue E is no easy feat and the continuous success of the supply department speaks for itself. “The 18th consecutive Blue E that Bonhomme Richard received is a culmination of hard work, team work, and sustained superior performance over a very long period of time.”