Arizona 253rd Engineers Receive Meritorious Unit Commendation
Brig. Gen. Lonnie Branum speaks to the troops of the 253rd Engineer Battalion at the Florence Military Reservation in Florence, Arizona, on Feb. 4, 2023. The 253rd Engineer Battalion displayed exceptional meritorious service in support of operations Spartan Shield and Freedom's Sentinel. The meritorious unit commendation gets awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services during military operations against an armed enemy. The unit's superior performance and engineering contributions provided lasting impacts on the United States Central Command's area of responsibility.