2014-02-21 / Community Events

NIOC Georgia announces Sea and Shore Sailors of the Quarter

By Chief Petty Officer Richard A. Norman
Navy Information Operations Command Georgia Public Affairs

The commanding officer for Navy Information Operations Command Georgia announced the selection of the Sea and Shore Sailors, Junior Sailors, and Blue Jackets of the Quarter for 1st Quarter 2014 Monday, February 17.

The commanding officer of NIOC Georgia, Capt. James Brokaw, recognized the Shore Sailor of the Quarter, Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Mobley and Sea Sailor of the Quarter, Petty Officer 1st Class Carla Pratt.

“I am pleased to have this opportunity to announce the names of our superstar deck plate Sailors,” said Brokaw. “They were selected from among their peers to represent NIOC Georgia’s best for last quarter.”

In addition to the Sailors of the Quarter, Junior Sailor and Blue Jacket winners for both sea and shore duty were announced for the three-month period.

Junior Sailor of the Quarter for shore duty was Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristopher Tritz and Petty Officer 2nd Class Mary Hillis for sea duty. Additionally, the Blue Jacket awardees were Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Glovergater for shore duty and Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Faucher for sea duty.

“It is equally important to recognize the achievements of all our front runners that were nominated by their divisions for this award,” pointed out Brokaw.

Nominees for SOQ awards included First Class Petty Officers Michael Haggerty, Nate Hebert, Sarah Hill,Alexander James, Henry McLaughlin, Jonathan Neary, and Matthew Riner. JSOQ nominees included Second Class Petty Officers Michael Huguley, Eric Elliott, Kim Hatfield, Trey Miller, James Riley, Ryan Sammons, and Aaron Serwa. BJOQ nominees included Third Class Petty Officers Emmanuel Bejaran, Madeline Goodgine, Nathan Hall, Anesha Owens-Bird, and Seaman Ashley Dennis.

Brokaw personally thanked all of the candidates and award winners for their hard work in enabling the command’s mission readiness and success.

Based at Fort Gordon, NIOC Georgia’s mission is to provide information warfare and expert cryptologic personnel to fleet air, surface, submarine and special warfare combatants and to provide reachback and extended staff support to U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command Joint Forces Maritime Component Commanders. NIOC Georgia is a subordinate command of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and comprises Task Force 1050 of the U.S. 10th Fleet.

For more news from Navy Information Operations Command Georgia, visit www.navy.mil/local/ niocg/.

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