Le Mars Native Serves with U.S. Navy Seabees

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Constructionman Dylan Lamp, a native of Le Mars, Iowa, serves the U.S. Navy at Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1) operating out of San Diego, California.

Lamp joined the Navy three years ago. Today, Lamp serves as an equipment operator.

“I joined the Navy for new experiences and to travel the world,” said Lamp.

Growing up in Le Mars, Lamp attended Le Mars Community High School and graduated in 2017. Today, Lamp uses the same skills and values learned in Le Mars to succeed in the military.

“I learned early on in life the value of hard work, which has helped me so far in my naval career,” said Lamp.

Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE’s primary mission is to provide logistics over-the-shore support for Amphibious Ready Group, Marine Expeditionary Force, and Maritime Pre-positioning Force operations, including ship-to-shore transportation of combat cargo, bulk fuel/water, and tactical camp operations.

With a combination of Seabee and Fleet rates, ACB-1 is skilled at offloading equipment through Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) operations, as well as providing camp support, perimeter defense, and limited construction support.

Fleet rates qualify as craft masters and deck engineers and are proficient in operating and maintaining INLS. Seabee rates such as builders, steelworkers, electricians, equipment operators, construction mechanics, and engineering aides provide construction services.
“ACB One is a force multiplier that allows for rapid, joint-service operations around the globe, wherever our country needs us,” said Capt. Rafael A. Miranda, commanding officer, Amphibious Construction Battalion One.
With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.

Lamp and the sailors he serves with have many opportunities to achieve accomplishments during their military service.

“My biggest accomplishment to date was earning my Seabee Combat Warfare Designation,” said Lamp.

“Serving in the Navy is a great opportunity to serve my country,” added Lamp.