Executive Officer

LIEUTENANT CLARK IS CITED FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT WHILE SERVING AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER ABOARD USCGC KUKUI (WLB 203) FROM MAY 2014 TO APRIL 2016. HIS STALWART LEADERSHIP, PROFESSIONALISM, AND PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO THE UNIT AND CREW POSITIVELY IMPACTED THE OPERATIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND MATERIAL READINESS OF CGC KUKUI. AN EXPERT CONNING OFFICER, LIEUTENANT CLARK SKILLFULLY MANEUVERED CGC KUKUI AND COACHED DEVELOPING CONNING OFFICERS THROUGH 31 AIDS TO NAVIGATION EVOLUTIONS AND NUMEROUS RESTRICTED WATER TRANSITS NEAR HAZARDOUS SHOALS THROUGHOUT THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. IN ADDITION, HE SERVED AS AN EXPERT NAVIGATOR FOR THE SHIP'S TRANSIT TO ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA THROUGH SAN FRANCISCO HARBOR. FINALLY, HIS DIRECT SUPERVISION AND RESPONSIVE COACHING RESULTED IN THE QUALIFICATION OF NINE DECK WATCH OFFICERS AND A 99 PERCENT AID AVAILABILITY RATE. LIEUTENANT CLARK'S EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM, UNRELENTING PERSEVERANCE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER, OPERATIONS OFFICER AND INFORMATION OPERATIONS VIRTUAL MISSION SUPPORT SENIOR MENTOR AT NAVY RESERVE NAVY INFORMATION OPERATIONS COMMAND HAWAII–PHOENIX FROM AUGUST 2013 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2015. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER CHANNING MANAGED A REGIONAL INFORMATION OPERATIONS TEAM COMPRISED OF OVER 30 RESERVISTS FROM SIX COMMANDS. IN THIS IMPORTANT POSITION, HE PROVIDED SUPERB LEADERSHIP AND OVERSIGHT TO 31 PERSONNEL WHILE MANAGING A 300 THOUSAND DOLLAR OPERATIONS BUDGET AND PROVIDING OVER 700 DAYS OF SUPPORT TO OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND NAVY INFORMATION OPERATIONS COMMAND HAWAII, NORFOLK AND DENVER. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER CHANNING'S DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, UNRELENTING PERSEVERANCE AND STEADFAST DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND CURRENT OPERATIONS OFFICER AT NAVY RESERVE CARRIER STRIKE GROUP FOUR FROM OCTOBER 2014 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2015. COMMANDER OSWALDO PROVIDED SUPERB LEADERSHIP AND OVERSIGHT TO 77 PERSONNEL AND FACILITATED THE COMMAND'S 30 PERCENT IMPROVEMENT IN PROMOTION RATE. IN ADDITION, HE PROVIDED 32 DAYS OF WATCH STANDING AT FACSFAC VACAPES RANGE OPERATIONS CENTER IN SUPPORT OF CARRIER STRIKE GROUP FOUR EXERCISES AND 29 DAYS AFLOAT WHERE HE CERTIFIED TWO MQ-8 FIRE SCOUT DETACHMENTS FOR DEPLOYMENT. FINALLY, HE COORDINATED OVER 900 DAYS OF RESERVE SUPPORT FOR SEVEN EXERCISES, RESULTING IN THE DEPLOYMENT CERTIFICATION OF 24 SHIPS INCLUDING 1 CARRIER STRIKE GROUP AND 1 AMPHIBIOUS READY GROUP. COMMANDER OSWALDO'S DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, UNRELENTING PERSEVERANCE AND STEADFAST DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


FOR OUTSTANDING MERITORIOUS SERVICE AS THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR NAVY CARGO HANDLING BATTALION EIGHT, FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY FROM JUNE 2012 TO OCTOBER 2015. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER TESCO'S EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO DUTY RESULTED IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF NAVY CARGO HANDLING BATTALION EIGHT INTO AN OPERATIONALLY FOCUSED TEAM, ULTIMATELY RESULTING IN ITS SELECTION TO REMAIN IN READY FOR MOBILIZATION STATUS FOR AN ADDITIONAL SIX MONTHS. UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP, NAVY CARGO HANDLING BATTALION EIGHT PROVIDED OVER 5,000 MAN HOURS OF OPERATIONAL LOGISTICS SUPPORT FOR THE AREAS OF EXPEDITIONARY FUELING, SURFACE CARGO, AND AIR CARGO IN SUPPORT OF FUNCTIONAL AND COMBATANT COMMANDERS AROUND THE GLOBE. HIS SUPERB MANAGERIAL ABILITY RAISED NAVY CARGO HANDLING BATTALION EIGHT'S AMMO, MEDICAL, 3-M, AND MANNING READINESS ABOVE 90 PERCENT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX YEARS. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER TESCO'S EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONAL ABILITY, STEADFAST INITIATIVE, AND SELFLESS DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIM AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


MERITORIOUS SERVICE AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR NAVY SECURITY FORCES SECURITY, NAVY REGION SOUTHWEST FROM APRIL 2011 TO MARCH 2013. DEMONSTRATING EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND INITIATIVE, LTJG CONNORS ENHANCED THE ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARDS AND OPERATIONAL READINESS FOR THE NAVY RESERVES' LARGEST SECURITY FORCES UNIT. HIS SUPERIOR TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND PERSONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS WERE PARAMOUNT IN MAINTAINING A UNIT OF 130 PERSONNEL INCLUDING OVER 20 CROSS ASSIGNED IN PERSONNEL. POSSESSING UNPARALLELED ORGANIZANTIONAL SKILLS, LTJG CONNORS PREPARED FOR AND ACHIEVED OUTSTANDING MARKS ON THE UNIT'S READINESS IG INSPECTION AND WAS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING AN UNPRECEDENTED 1300 MAN DAYS IN SUPPORT FOR NAVY REGION SOUTHWEST SPECIAL EVENTS. ADDITIONALLY, HE ASSISTED THE ACTIVE DUTY AND REGION SECURITY FORCES AND ENSURED FORCE PROTECTION CONDITIONS WERE IN PLACE FOR THREE NAVAL INSTALLATIONS SPANNING NINE SQUARE MILES. LTJG CONNORS' PROFESSIONALISM, UNRELENTING PERSEVERANCE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIM AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


WHILE SERVING AS ACTING EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND UNIT OPERATIONS OFFICER FOR THE NAVY RESERVE NAVINFO 7TH FLEET PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT FOR THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 15 2015 TO JANUARY 10 2018. LCDR WALLACE EXCELLED AS A UNIT LEADER, PROVIDING MORE THAN 300 MAN-DAYS OF ADT AND AT FOR SCHOOL AND DIRECT SUPPORT TO COMMANDER, 7TH FLEET PUBLIC AFFAIRS. SHE DEMONSTRATED SUPERIOR INITIATIVE, DETERMINATION AND LEADERSHIP IN A FAST-PACED, DYNAMIC, OPERATING ENVIRONMENT. BY HER EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, LCDR WALLACE REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HERSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


OUTSTANDING MERITORIOUS SERVICE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS THE OPERATIONS OFFICER AND INTERIM EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT NAVY INFORMATION OPERATIONS COMMAND GEORGIA, GREAT LAKES (NIOC GA - GREAT LAKES) FROM AUGUST 2018 TO NOVEMBER 2018. LCDR HAYES DEMONSTRATED MENTORSHIP, PROFESSIONALISM, AND TEAMWORK WHILE FILLING A CRITICAL LEADERSHIP POSITION IN THE UNIT AS AN ADDITIONAL DUTY OFFICER WITH ONLY TWO OTHER JUNIOR OFFICERS AND OVER 50 ENLISTED SAILORS. BY HIS EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, PETTY OFFICER HAYES REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


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