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U.S. Naval Forces Central Command members at Naval Support Activity in Bahrain attend a teleconference ceremony for the 2015 Admiral Stanley R. Arthur Awards. The annual Admiral Stanley R. Arthur Award for Logistics Excellence was established in 1997 for both both individuals and teams.

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command members at Naval Support Activity in Bahrain attend a teleconference ceremony for the 2015 Admiral Stanley R. Arthur Awards. The annual Admiral Stanley R. Arthur Award for Logistics Excellence was established in 1997 for both both individuals and teams. (Brian Morales/U.S. Navy)

Commander, Task Force 51, and a member from Commander, Task Force 53 — both of which are assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command — have been awarded the 2015 Admiral Stanley R. Arthur Award for Logistics Team of the Year and Military Logistician of the Year, the Navy said Tuesday.

Vice Adm. Phil Cullom, deputy chief of Naval operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, and retired Adm. Stanley Arthur presented the awards via teleconference last week.

Lt. Nathan Peck, assigned to CTF 53, received the logistician award for creating a replenishment schedule that reduced fuel consumption, saving $11 million in the process. He also helped with combined operations with embedded liaison officers from France and the United Kingdom, leading to the first replenishment of a U.S. aircraft carrier by a French oiler, the Navy said.

CTF 51 Logistics Operations Team received the award for “unprecedented service and support” to more than 16,000 Marines and sailors across U.S. Fifth Fleet, as well as increasing aviation and surface readiness in the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea, the release said.

The Admiral Stan Arthur Award for Logistics Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize individuals and teams for logistics professionalism and excellence.

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