Damage Control Petty Officer Citations


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS DAMAGE CONTROL PETTY OFFICER FOR OD DIVISION FROM XXXXXXX 2013 TO XXXXXX 2014. PETTY OFFICER SAILOR PERFORMED OVER 300 HOURS OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ON DAMAGE CONTROL EQUIPMENT, RESULTING IN 100% OPERATING CAPABILITY AT ALL TIMES. ADDITIONALLY, PETTY OFFICER SAILOR FLAWLESSLY CONDUCTED NINE SPOT CHECKS, INCLUDING ONE COMMANDING OFFICER'S SPOT CHECK, WITH NO DISCREPANCIES NOTED. PETTY OFFICER SAILOR'S EFFORTS INCREASED OD DIVISION DCPO READINESS FROM 55% TO 100%, THE HIGHEST READINESS LEVEL FOR ANY DIVISION ONBOARD USS UNDERWAY. PETTY OFFICER SAILOR'S PROFESSIONALISM, INITIATIVE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS A DAMAGE CONTROL INSTRUCTOR FOR FARRIER FIRE FIGHTING SCHOOL AT THE CENTER FOR NAVAL ENGINEERING LEARNING SITE NORFOLK FROM -------- TO --------. AS A SHIPBOARD DAMAGE CONTROL INSTRUCTOR, HE TRAINED OVER 200 FRENCH, RUSSIAN, UNITED KINGDOM, AND U.S. SAILORS ON BASIC SHIPBOARD DAMAGE CONTROL TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES. THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITH LIMITED RESOURCES AND THE INSTRUCTION WAS REPEATED SEVERAL TIMES AS IT WAS TRANSLATED FOR EACH NATIONALITY. HIS EXCEPTIONAL COORDINATION SKILLS HELPED ENSURE ALL TRAINERS WERE READY FOR THE DAILY OPERATION OF HIGH RISK TRAINING AND ACCOMPLISHED THIS TASK WITHOUT ANY CASUALTIES. PETTY OFFICER KOCH'S PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND UNSWERVING DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


AS WORK CENTER SUPERVISOR FOR DAMAGE CONTROL WORKCENTER ER09 IN USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101) FROM AUGUST 2012 TO SEPTEMBER 2016. HE CONSISTENTLY PERFORMED HIS DEMANDING DUTIES IN AN EXEMPLARY AND HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. DISPLAYING SUPERIOR LEADERSHIP, PETTY OFFICER THOMPSON SUPERVISED 33 PERSONNEL IN SHIP-WIDE DAMAGE CONTROL MAINTENANCE WHICH PROVED VITAL DURING GRIDLEY'S 3M CERTIFICATIONS. AS A MEMBER OF THE DAMAGE CONTROL TRAINING TEAM, DC2 THOMPSON ENSURED CONTINUED OPERATIONAL SUCCESS DURING RIGOROUS TRAINING CYCLES BY QUALIFYING OVER 200 PERSONNEL IN DAMAGE CONTROL WATCHSTATIONS. HIS METICULOUS OVERSIGHT PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THE SUCCESS OF GRIDLEY’S DAMAGE CONTROL READINESS. PETTY OFFICER THOMPSON'S PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND UNSWERVING DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.



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