PORT MONMOUTH, NJ – Matthew Morrell of Port Monmouth, Middletown North Class of 2011, Graduated the Navy’s Basic Training in Great Lakes, IL on Sept 14.

Matthew received the “Military Excellence Award” as the number one recruit. He received a Citation stating “Exemplifies the qualities of Enthusiasm, Professionalism and Academic acheivement, Military Appearence, Self Discipline and teamwork.” The Citation was presented by Admiral David F. Steindl.

Matthew Morrell accepts citation from Admiral David F. Steindl.

Matthew will continue his training at Goose Creek in Charleston, SC studying in the Nuclear Engineering Program.

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