In a display of commitment to its personnel, the Commando Squadron Department of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) proudly honored the exemplary service of its dedicated marines in a small but impactful awards presentation held on at RBDF Coral Harbour Base.
For the third and fourth quarters of 2023, the spotlight shone brightly on the achievements of the Marines of the Quarter and culminated in the recognition of the Marines of the Year for 2023. These outstanding individuals have not only demonstrated exceptional skills within their respective roles, but have also made significant contributions to the overall mission success of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
The Marines of the Third Quarter 2023 included:
Leading Seaman Rate – Leading Seaman Latario Darling
Able Seaman Rate – Able Seaman Damien Newbold
Marine Seaman Rate – Marine Seaman Aaron Deleveaux
The Marines of the Fourth Quarter 2023 included:
Leading Seaman Rate – Leading Seaman Henry Martin
Able Seaman Rate – Able Woman Marine Kerrie Dean
Marine Seaman Rate – Woman Marine Kameisha Brown
The Overall Marines of the Year 2023 were:
Leading Seaman Rate – Leading Seaman Rashad Fountain
Able Seaman Rate – Able Seaman Elvon Steele
Marine Seaman Rate – Woman Marine Karissa Farqhuarson
The dedication and efforts shown by these exceptional individuals reflect not only their personal commitment to excellence, but also their profound impact on the overall functionality of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
Senior Lieutenant Edward Fritz, speaking briefly at the ceremony, expressed his congratulations and offered his encouragement to the awardees.
The Commando Squadron Department extends its deepest gratitude to all its personnel for their continued commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and service to the nation. These awards serve as a testament to the individuals within the Royal Bahamas Defence Force who have served exceptionally well over the past year.
This employee recognition and award ceremony is a reflection of the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s command priorities of Talent Management where deserving members are celebrated for their contributions to the successful accomplishment of the organization’s mandate and missions.
Congratulations to the Marines of the Quarter and Marines of the Year for 2023.