Montgomery Native Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Efia Tuffour

By Megan Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach

MAYPORT, Fla.- A Montgomery, Alabama, native was recently awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Seaman Efia Tuffour is a 2017 Jefferson Davis High School graduate. Today, Tuffour serves as a boatswain mate responsible for driving the ship and completing mission critical evolutions.

Tuffour joined the Navy two years ago for the opportunities the military provides.

“I joined cause it was my purpose in life,” said Tuffour. “Also to travel to see the world and pay for my education.”

USS Delbert D. Black is Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer named for the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy.

According to Navy officials, guided-missile destroyers are tactical multi-mission surface combatants capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare, as well as humanitarian assistance. Fast, maneuverable, and technically advanced, destroyers provide the required war-fighting expertise and operational flexibility to execute any tasking overseas.

Though there are many opportunities for sailors to earn recognition in their command, community and careers, Tuffour is most proud of earning a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

As a member of the U.S. Navy, Tuffour, as well as other sailors, know they are a part of a tradition providing the Navy the nation needs.

“Serving means a lot to be doing a job I love,” added Tuffour.