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Posted: April 3, 2012

MSC commander commends officers, crew of USNS Wheat

Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, commander of Military Sealift Command, commended the officers and crew of the USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat for the ship's outstanding safety record. The USNS Wheat is manned in all licensed positions by American Maritime Officers.

"The professional mariners of LCPL Roy M. Wheat have done an exceptional job of ensuring a safe working environment," Rear Adm. Buzby said. "Your superb efforts to mitigate safety related mishaps, including comprehensive and professional internal safety reporting, continue to set a high standard for the military sealift fleet. Your attention to detail has been crucial to providing continuity of safe operations across the globe.

"Well done," he said.

The USNS Wheat is operated by Maersk Line, Limited in MSC's afloat prepositioning program and is configured to preposition and transport supplies for the U.S. Marine Corps in rapid deployment during times of war, conflict and crisis.