Marine Lance Cpl. Curtis L. Skeens, son of Curtis L. and Virginia R. Skeens of Tampa, recently received a meritorious mast. Skeens was cited for outstanding service while assigned with Headquarters Battery, 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
A meritorious mast is an official recognition from a Marine's commanding officer for superior performance. It is issued in the form of a bulletin published throughout the command, and a copy is entered in the Marine's permanent records. Skeens is a 1990 graduate of Armwood High School and joined the Marine Corps in January 1991.