MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
The Carteret Chamber of Commerce honored Lance Cpl. Lacey L. Dauphine as the Service Person of the Quarter in Morehead City, North Carolina, Aug 7.
Additionally, two other outstanding service members were recognized for their constant dedication to duty and their community, including volunteer efforts in the community.
“Being selected as the Service Person of the Quarter means that I am being recognized for the hard work I do off-duty,” said Dauphine, an administrative specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron. “I was not expecting it and had no idea about the award beforehand. I do not do extracurricular activities for a reward, but it is something I’m very proud to receive.”
According to Dauphine, if she is not working, she is working out or volunteering.
“When I got into the Marine Corps, I promised myself to stay on track,” said Dauphine. “I do not care about recorded service volunteer hours, I do it on my own. Volunteering usually takes getting up early, but what is that when you usually wake up at 4 am: it’s just another day.”
Nominations for the award were chosen by the senior leaders of the service member being awarded.
“We are out here to recognize Lance Cpl. Dauphine for her contributions to her local community,” said Chief Warrant Officer Vincent Steele, the inbounds personnel officer with H&HS. “She gives back to the community. She has acquired more than 300 hours of volunteer service in the 18 months she has been here.”
According to Steele, Dauphine consistently gives 100 percent in all that she does. She deserves the award and there is no Marine more deserving of it.
“If you want to better your life, you need to conquer stepping stones, get up and do everything now, instead of later.” said Dauphine.