Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command Receives 2nd Meritorious Unit Commendation Award

Story Number: NNS161011-17Release Date: 10/11/2016 2:08:00 PM
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From Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command Public Affairs

DAM NECK, Va. (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Brian Brakke, commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command/NECC Pacific presented Cmdr. Danielle Lukich, ccmmanding officer, Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command (NEIC) with the command's second Meritorious Unit Commendation, Oct. 4.

NEIC was awarded the first MUC for command achievements between Jan. 1, 2010 and March 31, 2013. NEIC received the second MUC award based on command achievements from April 2013 to October 2015; the award citation detailed just a few of the command's accomplishments during the award period.

The NEIC team was specifically recognized for "supporting warfighting efforts by disrupting terrorist and insurgent networks, seizing narcotics and weapons linked to terrorist organizations, apprehending high-value individuals, discovering unidentified systems aboard adversary platforms, and deterring adversary intelligence threats to Department of Defense equities."

During his visit, Brakke took the opportunity to speak to NEIC Sailors, as well as receive up-to-date briefings on the unique intelligence and technical capabilities NEIC provides to the fleet.

"Though we are a small command, the 'Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority' lines of effort are embedded in everything we do," said Lukich. "With our various intelligence disciplines, I believe we embody the CNO's (chief of naval operations') vision of using high velocity learning to advance and ingrain information warfare in order to strengthen naval power at and from the sea."

Established in 2007, Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command is the Navy's only dedicated fleet unit of deployable intelligence professionals which fuses the disciplines of human intelligence, signals intelligence, and intelligence analysis. Comprised of nine intelligence exploitation teams deployed worldwide, the Sailors of NEIC support named intelligence operations in response to intelligence priorities throughout the fleet.

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