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Defence Force Makes History With Public Service Award

Coral Harbour Base 25 Oct 15. (RBDF) – Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Tellis Bethel, congratulates Senior Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux on behalf of the Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force on the occasion of winning the 2015/2016 National Public Officer of the Year Award.

The selection for the annual event was made from among 16 nominees representing a cross-section of Departments within the Public Service. (The win was the first time ever for the Defence Force, which is the military arm of the Public Service). Senior Lieutenant Deleveaux also won the Ministry of National Security’s Employer of the Year Award, a prerequisite for the National Public Officer Award; another first for the Defence Force.

While extending congratulations to all participants in the Public Service, Captain Bethel stated that it is his intention for members of the Defence Force to “step up and step out in setting the standard of excellence in leadership, integrity and accomplishment for a better Bahamas. Today’s Award was symbolic of this intention.”

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed and will continue to “Guarding Our Heritage”

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