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NEWS | Jan. 6, 2022

I Own This: December 2021 Nominees

PS Magazine’s I Own This campaign is designed to recognize Warfighters of all services who exemplify the highest standards of care for their assigned vehicles and equipment and contribute in meaningful ways to their unit's overall maintenance and supply posture. In short, they live and breathe readiness.
 
This month, we had one (1) Warfighter nominated for this program: Cpl Keaton G. Wilkett , USMC.
 
SPOTLIGHT PROFILE

Cpl Keaton Wilkett, USMC
Cpl Keaton G. Wilkett
US Marine Corps/Active
Small Arms Repairer/Technician
Weapons and Field Training Battalion, MCRD San Diego
MCB Camp Pendleton, CA
Nominated by: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shawn Daley

How did you come to know/observe the nominee's actions? As the Maintenance Management Officer for Weapons and Field Training Battalion, I oversee all maintenance-related tasks and functions. I have observed Cpl Wilkett's initiative on countless occasions, improving equipment readiness.
 
Why does this individual deserve recognition? Cpl Wilkett is a skilled small arms repairman and rifleman. He has repeatedly performed repairs on the M4 and then verified each weapon's accuracy on the new Infantry marksmanship assessment course of fire. This activity builds competence and confidence for his MOS proficiency and basic soldiering skills. Cpl Wilkett's on-the-spot actions kept all weapons ready for action during the first iteration of this assessment.
 
Additional Comments: Weapons and Field Training Battalion coordinates combat marksmanship training, Marine Corps common skills training, administrative and logistic support to recruit training companies, safety and operational risk management, and command and internal security for Edson Range, Camp Pendleton.
 
To learn more about nominating a Warfighter for this recognition, read the article HERE
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