Casey Stavert (Pvt 1Class) of Los Alamos has received a “Meritorious Mast” for academic performance from the United States Marine Corps during his recent graduation ceremony from the School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Stavert was raised in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High school in 2008.
His award reads, “You consistently performed your duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner by scoring higher on the written tests and on the performance evaluations than any of your peers, making you the academic leader for the company with an overall average of 96.0 percent.”
Stavert’s company consisted of approximately 450 graduates from around the country.
The award went on to read, “Your devotion to duty and tireless efforts reflected great credit upon you and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps.”
In addition to the award, Stavert was invited to a private lunch with the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps Training Battalion to discuss positive and negative aspects of his training and his future career in the Marine Corps.
Stavert is continuing his training program at the U.S Navy Air Station at Pensacola, Fla., and is currently being trained as an Expeditionary Airfield Support Technician.
U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Units are rapid response teams used to protect Americans in time of crisis and support disaster relief efforts around the globe.
Stavert’s family and friends congratulate him on this honorable achievement.