CAPA was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving as an explosive/patrol working dog, security detachment, fleet activities, Yokosuka from March 2008 to April 2016.  Demonstrating exceptional dedication, Capa completed 1,500 combined hours of explosive detection training and trials, over 5,000 hours of detection utilization and 5,000 hours of patrol utilization greatly increasing the security posture.  His efforts were essential in providing safety and security for 12 forward-deployed ships and 26,000 personnel.  MWD Capa deployed to Adder, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, was tasked to provide security for four POTUS missions, one FLOTUS mission, and one Secretary of Defense mission.  Additionally, he was utilized in over 50 demonstrations increasing overall command awareness of the capabilities of military working dogs.  Capa’s superior performance during this tour is the hallmark of a career devoted to accomplishing broad and diverse tasks and highlights the culmination of nine years of honorable and dedicated naval service.

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