In March, Arleigh Burke was announced as winner of Battle E Award for 2021. The Battle “E” recognizes the top ship in each squadron and is awarded for demonstrating sustained superior performance, operational effectiveness, and continuous readiness. This is the same award that was presented to then LCDR Arleigh Burke’s ship, USS Mugford (DD-389), in 1939-1940.

IC1 Miller was named DESRON 60 Sailor of the Year.

On 19 March, USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) welcomed the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Carlos Del Toro.

SECNAV Visits NAVSTA Rota, SpainCoastline – April 7, 2022

April Awards ceremony – four meritorious promotions, Sailors of the Quarter, and End of Tour recognition.

May – USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) completed Damage Control Material Assessment and Engineering Light Off Assessment. Several Sailors were recognized at All Hands Call and received Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

May – 51 for 51! USS Arleigh Burke celebrated completing a successful Board of Inspection and Survey assessment by recognizing 51 outstanding Sailors! During the inspection, Arleigh Burke Sailors demonstrated the ship’s material condition across all mission areas.