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Lance Cpl. John J. Carr, administrative clerk with Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was a Marine who stood out from the rest of his battalion and went on to be awarded Marine of the Year 2009 for 1st MLG here.

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Carr wins Marine of the Year Award for 1st Marine Logistics Group

3 Mar 2010 | Cpl. Robert Medina

The award is given to those Marines who exemplify the Marine Corps standards and ethos within their peer group. There are different levels of this award, Marine of the Quarter and Marine of the Year. Every company within 1st Marine Logistics Group nominated a Marine for the Marine of the Year award.

Carr competed against four other Marines at the battalion level.

"The first time I won it was the Marine of the Quarter board I thought that was something really good for me," said Carr, from Rochester, Maine.

Carr said he is preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan in the upcoming months and hopes that he can prove to be an asset to his unit.

"He's been a member of 1st Maintenance Battalion since February of 2009," said 2nd Lt. Alexandra L. Cole, adjutant for 1st Maint. Bn., from College Station, Texas. "He and I checked into 1st Maintenance Battalion around this time one year ago."

Cole said Carr is Marine of the Year material because of his maturity, professionalism, and leadership among his peers in the workplace.

"He is a reliable member of our team and has great potential in the Marine Corps or whatever goals he chooses to pursue in life," said Cole.

Carr said one of the many goals he has when he is on deployment is to see how the Marine Corps works forward and hopes to be promoted.

"Lance Cpl. Carr is a well respected Marine among his peers," said Cole. "No task is too daunting for him. His eagerness to learn is admirable."

Despite being the youngest member in his office, Carr's competency and confidence is evident in his everyday actions, Cole said.
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