By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Luke B. Meineke, Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia Public Affairs
BUCHAREST, Romania (NNS) -- Romanian Army Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Nicolae Ciuca presented Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Vice Adm. Dixon Smith and Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (CNREURAFSWA) Rear Adm. John Scorby with the Romanian Logistics Emblem of Honor award on March 25.
The award was presented at the Palace of the National Military Circle in Bucharest, Romania. It honors the partnership between the U.S. and Romania as they continue work on the construction of Naval Support Facility (NSF) Deveselu.
"This award is a sign of appreciation for the exemplary efforts, commitment to excellence and technical expertise in the support of achieving mission success by the Romanian logistics military structures, particularly by the 99th Military Base," Scorby said.
Scorby expressed Smith's sincere gratitude to all in attendance who have helped make NSF Deveselu a reality, adding that it couldn't be achieved without the synchronized efforts of both countries.
"Naval Support Deveselu has been a significant milestone in our nation's long-standing cooperative relationship, reinforced by the successful development of this important facility, from the early stages of planning and breaking ground, through the current construction phase of this base," Scorby said. "I look forward to the continued collaboration of our governments and armed forces in the future."
NSF Deveselu is CNREURAFSWA's latest installation for providing efficient and effective shore service support to U.S. and Allied Forces operating in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia.