MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. --
Nemeth was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award for her efforts as the Combat Centers Adjutant Chief.
“It is truly an honor to have someone like Josie working for us,” said Maj. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta, Combat Center Commanding General. “We appreciate the hard work that she has done for us during the government shutdown and draw down.”
Marine Corps Order 12451.2C states the Meritorious Civilian Service Award is given to the civilian employee who contributes to an area of operation, resulting in high value or benefits to the Marine Corps.
“It was unexpected,” Nemeth said. “I am truly grateful and honored for the award.”
As the adjutant chief, Nemeth and her team work directly for the commanding general.
“Our job here is to accomplish the administrative mission (for the commanding general),” Nemeth said.
After the ceremony, Nemeth did not waste any time getting back to helping fellow workers in the office.
“I think I received it for all the hard work I do,” said Nemeth. “But more so the work we do in this office. It takes the entire team to make sure that the mission is accomplished.”
Each command has a different mission throughout the Marine Corps and Nemeth is one example of how civilians play an important role in mission accomplishment.