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U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman receive awards from Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald Green, at the 36th annual United States Marine Corps Enlisted Awards Parade and Presentation on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 26, 2018. The presentation is held to recognize individual achievements of enlisted Marines and Sailors throughout the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by James H. Frank)

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Above and Beyond | Former 3rd MLG Marine receives the Sergeant Harry D. Myers Award

27 Sep 2018 | Pfc. Terry Wong 3rd Marine Logistics Group

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Virginia – Sgt. Loggan G. Barley, an ammunition clerk formerly with Ammunition Section G-4, 3rd Marine Logistics Group Headquarters, received the Sergeant Harry D. Myers Award for his significant contribution to the combat readiness of III Marine Expeditionary Force Sept. 26, 2018, during the Modern Day Marine Expo at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

The 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, presented the award to Barley for providing units with combat service support and demonstrating high levels of leadership and subject matter expertise as a corporal while serving in the billet of ammunition chief, a position usually filled by staff noncommissioned officers.

During the period, Barley accurately tracked disbursement of ammunition and efficiently handled $14 million worth of training equipment for 3rd MLG daily.

“His management of forecasting, planning, distribution, accounting and issuance of ammunition assets orchestrated support throughout 3rd MLG unit accounts and exercise specific accounts created to support III MEF, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and 3rd Marine Division,” Lt. Col. Michael J. Livingston, the assistant chief-of-staff, G-4, 3rd Marine Logistics Group Headquarters, wrote in Barley’s nomination for the Sergeant Harry D. Myers Award.

Livingston wrote that Barley was instrumental in making sure training was properly supported during his time as ammunition chief.

According to Livingston, Barley ensured direct support for more than 20 training exercises by accounting for over $300 million worth of ammunition and explosives.

During Korean Military Exercise Program 18.1, Barley was directly responsible for providing detailed ammunition technical guidance and training on ammunition processes and procedures to United States and Republic of Korea Marines.

Livingston wrote, “Barley’s attention to detail and aggressive approach to ammunition support ensured that the Marines and Sailors of III MEF received the right support at the right place and the right time.” He added that Barley’s efficiency and technical expertise leaves behind a high standard for all Marines within the ammunition job field.

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