Sense of Heritage

Know and Teach Customs and Traditions. Understand Naval History


TEAM BUILDER. Key player in the FY10 CPO induction by giving formal training and guidance. He spear headed the ----, ---- and ---- combined mess final night.

OUSTANDING VOLUNTEER. Volunteered in numerous base and community events to include this year's Naturalization ceremony for 35 active duty, reserve, and dependents.

- Actively embraces leadership role and serves on Standards of Conduct review boards ensuring adherance to standards and promoting positive command climate.

- Outstanding role model, his embodiment of Navy Core Values guarantees success. Promoted naval tradition and pride as Master of Ceremonies for two moving retirement ceremonies.

AS SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR FOR USS TURNER JOY CPO LEGACY ACADEMY, SENIOR CHIEF LOPEZ'S MOTIVATION AND INSPIRING LEADERSHIP AND SOUND GUIDANCE WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR A REGION NORTHWEST CPO LEGACY ACADEMY. DEDICATING 240 HOURS ONBOARD TURNER JOY AND WITHIN THE COMMUNITY, HIS DEDICATION LED A TEAM OF SENIOR ENLISTED AND GUEST SPEAKERS TO INSTILL AND BUILD ESPRIT DE CORPS WITH A SENSE OF HERITAGE AND PRIDE TO 55 CHIEF SELECTS AND PAVED THE WAY FOR FUTURE ACADEMIES.

Chaired 20 CDBs to ensure the promotion of the best; reinstituted the Sailors Creed recital during quarters, embraced and bolstered tradition.

-Raised funds for the USN Birthday Ball, a hallmark event for over 1000 sailors and their families; forged deckplate pride.

-Volunteered for Command's change of command ceremony. Demonstrated excellent military community involvement.

THE LEADING CHEIF PETTY OFFICER. He upholds military bearing and Navy traditions. Loyal, trustworthy, and dedicated, he is a role model for all to follow.

Participated in two Change of Command Ceremonies and one Chief's Pinning Ceremony.

- Senior Chief Smith is a staunch advocate of tradition, loyalty, and strong Naval service. His unwavering support of the chain of command, firm enforcement of military standards, and equitable treatment of subordinates has optimized morale and promoted teamwork and mission accomplishment.

- Outstanding role model, his embodiment of Navy Core Values guarantees success. Promoted naval tradition and pride as Master of Ceremonies for two poignant retirement ceremonies.

Coordinated and participated in traditional training event onboard the USS BAINBRIDGE similar to the CPO inductee program aboard the USS MISSOURI. Participation demonstrated care and concern for subordinates and helped ensure Navy traditions and pride endure.

SUPPORTED TWO BURIAL-AT-SEA CEREMONIES FOR 38 VETERANS AND EXECUTED TWO CROSS-DECK MINISTRY MISISONS.

Developed a hearty Chief's Mess that restored Navy tradition and pride.

As Acting CMC, he encouraged base-wide CPO involvement in CPO initiation ceremonies, revitalized the Sailor of the Quarter program, and increased retention by 25%.

He coordinated six award ceremonies, two retirement ceremonies, one commissioning ceremony, and one change of command.

HIS EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP AS A COURSE SUPERVISOR AIDED IN IN THE SAILORIZATION OF 220 STUDENTS AT IC C SCHOOL, AS WELL AS AN UNRIVALED TECHNICAL COMPETENCY.

Facilitated petty officer selectee leadership training for newly selected PO1's; arranged traditional frocking of newly selected PO1.

- CPO MESS/HERITAGE LEADER. CPOA MESS CATERER, directly responsible for the acquisition of $2000 worth of MESS merchandise, assisted in the coordination of 3 Hail and Farewell ceremonies. CPO 365 Phase-2 provided medical coverage to 20 CPO Selectees and instrumental in final night evolution attributing to a successful season.

An active member of the Coalition of Sailors against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) and the Heritage Committee, his earnest interest and intervention encouraged smart decisions by military members.

Senior Chief Maise displayed exceptional leadership as he provided guidance and oversight to the ship's personnel. He provided counsel and analysis in the development of future Chiefs and trained the next generation of Chiefs by facilitating multiple Personnel Qualifications Standards training and Navy Chief heritage sessions. He emmulates the true meaning of "Ask The Chief."

His steadfast devotion to the development and mentorship of Sailors and extreme dedication to excellence in command programs allowed the command to experience supreme success in the face of every challenge presented. His leadership directly resulted in increased Sailorization, khaki cohesion, command morale, and community involvement from all military members within the command.

His dynamic leadership and deliberate focus on sailorization leaves a legacy that includes the creation of "division in the spotlight" and "developing leaders" programs, as well as, the inaugural cryptologic technician networks collaboration conference.

As Command Managed Equal Opportunity, he had a positive impact on the mission success of the USS Constitution greatly encouraging Sailors while increasing their knowledge and awareness on 12 command heritage events.

Engaged Sailors in the CPO365 process to actively learn and practice skills that will be expected of them as leaders including evaluation preparation, award writing and lessons on how to use our strong Naval Heritage in mentoring our junior Sailors.

He trained and led fellow Chiefs, ensuring more than 30 CPO selectees received essential training in accordance with MCPON guidance for 4 consecutive years. His direct leadership was essential to executing a solid training plan and instilling the Navy's highest standards of customs, traditions, and heritage.

SEAMAN KING PARTICIPATED IN OVER 20 EVENTS INCLUDING VARIOUS RETIREMENT CEREMONIES AND MOST RECENTLY THE 2011 WASP CHANGE OF COMMAND, 4 FLEET WEEKS IN CELEBRATION OF THE WAR OF 1812 BICENTENNIAL, AND THE 2012 CHIEFS' PINNING.





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