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Camp Pendleton Marine wins top American Correctional Association honors

By Cpl. Brandon Martinez | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | May 24, 2017


Corporal Donald J. Shipman, a corrections specialist with Security and Emergency Services Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton was recently selected as the American Correctional Association Military Corrections Committee Marine Corps Corrections Specialist of the Year Award for outstanding performance during calendar year 2016.

"There is never a task Cpl. Shipman cannot handle, and he is always eager to do more, he can’t get enough ," said Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joseph J. Moschetto, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Brig commanding officer. "He's always been a Marine ahead of his peers."

This is the fourth time since 2010, and the most recent since 2012, that a Marine from Camp Pendleton has been the recipient of this award.

As a result of his abilities to lead and operate in security and administrative capacities, Shipman now serves closely to the ‘flagpole’ amongst senior members of the staff and contributes a tremendously.

Shipman was also selected as Marine of the Quarter for Marine Corps Installations West in June of 2016. In addition to his role as a corrections specialist he operates as an instructor for the unit’s chaser program and special reaction team.

Corporal Shipman is scheduled to receive the award at the ACA Summer Conference in St. Louis, MO, 18– 22 Aug. 2017.