Building a "Can Do" Legacy Through Education
The Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association (SMSA) is the nation’s only provider of need-based scholarships exclusively to the children and grandchildren of America’s fighting Seabees and Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officers attending accredited colleges and universities.
Desert shield/Desert storm
August 2020 is the 30th anniversary of the Gulf War. The operation codenamed Desert Shield from August 2, 1990 to January 17, 1991, lead up to Operation Desert Storm, January 17, 1991 to February 28, 1991. Seabees played a key role in supporting combat troops and the successful outcome. RADM Mike Johnson, CEC, USN, Ret., was the Commander of Naval Construction Battalions forward deployed for the duration of the Gulf War.