Commanding Officer, 3D Maintenance Battalion
takes pleasure in commending
Lance Corporal J. Durden
United States Marine Corps
Superior performance in the execution of his duties while serving as a Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Repair Technician, Calibration Platoon, Electronics Maintenance Company, 3D Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3D Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force from 15 January 2009 to 12 February 2010. During this period Lance Corporal Durden performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. Lance Corporal Durden's perseverance, professionalism, and devotion to duty contributed directly to the success of Electronic Maintenance Company's mission accomplishment. Lance Corporal Durden was the resident expert on the J4843 Single Channel Ground to Air radio test set adapter and the Advanced Tactical Agile Communications Test Set. Lance Corporal Durden submitted numerous technical instructions to the Automated Test Equipment Office on improvements for calibration procedures, which were incorporated by the program office. Lance Corporal Durden repaired and calibrated over 160 pieces of test measurement and diagnostic equipment during his one year tour on Okinawa. Lance Corporal Durden's initiative and professionalism reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps.
XXXX X. Poole, III
Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps