Blue Jacket of the Quarter Citations
BM3 HARD is an ultimate go-to Sailor in SURFACE DIVISION ELEVEN. During his time as Seamanship Training Team Member, he led 10 crews consisting of over 500 sailors in Deck Seamanship training and certifying evolutions. Without hesitation he has taken on several new roles within the department and the command. Taking on the responsibility of Command Color Guard Coordinator, Petty Officer Hard professionally led his team in Honors and Ceremonies, a responsibility normally reserved for a seasoned Second Class Petty Officer. As the only Petty Officer Third Class instructor at Surface Division Eleven, he instructed four Littoral Combat Ship Academy classes consisting of over 100 Sailors. He exhibits the superior leadership and management skills found only in today s top Sailors. His systematic approach to the unique challenges of the Littoral Combat Ship program makes him an instrumental and sought-after technical expert. He absolutely deserves Surface Division Eleven Junior Sailor of the Quarter.
For professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Apprentice Forecaster at Fleet Weather Center, San Diego for the period of 01 October through 31 December 2018. Selection as Shore Blue Jacket of the Quarter is in recognition of his exemplary and highly professional execution of his duties and responsibilities. As a senior Metoc Analyst, he stood 540 hours of watch where he assisted in the development and dissemination of 381 critical Metoc products, enhancing safety of navigation, operations and resource protection of naval assets around the world in the THIRD, FIFTH and SEVENTH fleet areas of responsibility. He expertly trained five Sailors totaling over 40 hours which led to the qualification of two Metoc Analysts. Additionally, he pushed himself to reach his goal of qualifying as an Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist six months ahead of schedule, While successfully providing support for all PACOM assets during the 17th OWS Coop. Furthermore, as assistant Departmental Safety Officer, provided three monthly safety talks and over ten hours of training which ensured proper readiness throughout the operations department. His exceptional professional abilities and dedication to duty reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
For outstanding performance of duty while serving as Patrolman 55th Security Forces Squadron from January 2010 to March 2010. Seaman Garcia has been selected as Strategic Communications Wing One Detachment's Blue Jacket of the Quarter for the Second Quarter 2010. Seaman Garcia has consistently has consistently displayed an exceptional level of knowledge of her job in any assignment in security operations at Offutt, AFB. She is a self-disciplined individual that demonstrates a strong sense of pride, professionalism in her job on a daily basis. As an Entry Controller, Garcia has fulfilled a critical billet on the Protection of a Level One and Two ABNCP Aircraft with zero discrepancies. By continuously giving 110% and her professional dedication to SCW-1 has improved the command's operational readiness. Seaman Garcia is a vital asset to SCW-1 and the 55th SFS team, and had my strongest recommendation of this award.
For outstanding performance of duty while serving as Fleet Weather Division Assistant Forecast Duty Officer, Commander, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet from April 2014 to June 2014. Airman Flaschner consistently performed her demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner, resulting in her selection as Blue Jacket of the Quarter, Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2014. She meticulously prepared 120 Flag-level briefs critical to the effective mission planning and safety of SEVENTH Fleet ships, submarines, and aircraft. She produced a total of 20 environmental support slides for the highly visible Malaysian Airline MH370 and Korean Ferry HA/DR operations. She monitored 6 tropical systems and generated 30 real-time intensity reports to the COMSEVENTHFLT Commander & Staff, CTF's staff & watches and PACOM BWC, increasing situational awareness and safe navigation to ships operating within SEVENTH Fleet's Area of Responsibility. Airman Flaschner's outstanding professional performance and total dedication to duty reflected credit upon her and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.