13th Annual C4 Awards Dinner Honors Marine Corps Award Winners

Published, May 6, 2016

Congratulations to the following Marine Corps team and individual award winners. They were recognized at the 13th Annual C4 Awards Dinner on April 21, by the Marine Corps Association and Foundation.

Communications Platoon, 4th Marine Regiment was awarded the Alfred M. Gray Award for command and control support, setting the example for Marine Communications units around the world.

Mr. Niklas Mecci-Ericson serves as the Director, Regional Network Operations and Security Center, Marine Forces Pacific. He was crucial in developing integrated cyber operations capabilities within Marine Corps Forces Pacific, greatly improving network operational readiness and MARFORPAC's warfighting capability.

Sergeant Jonathon Hanna provided significant technical support and leadership to 1st Marine Air Wing while serving as a Cyber Network Operator for Detachment Alpha, Marine Wing Communications Squadron-18.

Sergeant Christopher Burkard demonstrated exemplary leadership, technical prowess, and work ethic while serving as the S-6 Assistant Maintenance Chief for Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa.

Captain Richard Clay planned and executed a communications architecture for USMC forces, allowing for resilient communications across the European and Africa area of operations as the G-6 Operations Officer for Marine Forces Europe/Africa.

Staff Sergeant John Candler serves with Communications Company, Headquarters Regiment, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Forces Pacific. As a communications maintenance technician, he ensures maintenance and training for the Very Small Aperture Terminal family of systems.

Staff Sergeant Casey McCarthy serves as a cyber network defense specialist for the Marine Corps Network and Operations Security Center, defending the Marine Corps' networks against cyber threats.

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