BM3 Santiago is resourceful and devoted to his duty. His untiring efforts and flexibility enabled him to tackle any assignment and produce quality results.
* TECHNICAL EXPERT. Directly responsible for the essential repairs to LCU-1659 A/C System, Galley Freezer and Sewage Ejection Pump, saving the command over 7,000 dollars in contract cost; additionally, he expertly completed all electrical plant grooming and preparations aboard LCU 1650 prior to the First LCU INSURV in a decade, resulting on a 90% INSURV score.
* COMMAND IMPACT. As work center supervisor he trained 24 sailors in proper maintenance procedures ensuring the completion of 2,500 PMS checks. His superb management ability of the 3M System and Control Equipage Programs lead LCU 1659 to be the only pick for every major inspection at the command. He recieved an overall grade of outstanding for both Naval Beach Group Two's Unit in the Spotlight and the SURFLANT supply inspection.
* MATURE MENTOR. He devoted multiple off duty hours to mentor and trained 11 sailors, resulting in Two Craft Electricians, Four Security Rovers and Two Quarter Deck watchstanders.
As Divisional Career Counselor he successfully completed 20 Deparmental Career Development Boards yielding one "A" school assignment and promoting upward mobility for junior sailors. Petty Officer Peterson's ability to excell at all taskings while leading his peers and juniors make him a valuable asset to the command. He is highly recommended for advancement!
- COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR: From 10 Feb 09 to present. During this period Petty Officer Charles attended monthly career counselor meetings, monitored unit progress, and kept the Command Chief and CO apprised on HYT and EOS. In addition, PO Charles counseled all four department members on career development, advancement opportunities, professional growth, and the advantages of a Navy career.
- LPO, OPERATIONS: Petty Officer Charles has continued in his central role in providing leadership essential to mission accomplishment.
- Motivated peers and subordinates by example demonstrating mature leadership and an empathetic rapport, a model sailor for his shipmates and subordinates.
- Continued to make progress in his studies toward a degree in Mass Communications, accumulating 6 more credit hours.
- Completed GMT and Professional Development training required by the unit to include: Navy's Opportunity policy, Navy Tobacco Policy, GTN, FACTS, Diversity Training, Navy's Alcohol Use Policy Training, Drug Use Policy, Fraternization Policy, and Personal Finance Management.
Petty Officer Charles' enthusiasm and maturity make him well-suited for the Culinary Service team. His thoughtful and creative approach to customer service provides his sailors and VR-58 with a great example of professionalism which prompted his selection for a permanent staff position.
Motivated and confident. Efficiently executed the receiving, processing, stowing, and distribution of more than 300 consumables worth in excess of $200,000 ensuring mission readiness and reducing preparation time by 50%.
Produces the department's weekly WAR report and schedule and maintains 100% manning and consistent and reliable service.
Team Player. Provided storage for and assisted in the accountability and control of over 500 C-40A Clipper support equipment by reevaluating food storage requirements, revising delivery schedules to lessen space required, and incorporating daily and periodic inventories into his department's routine, resulting in a successful transition to the new C-40A with no down time.
Committed to team. Administered anonymous surveys to all members to assess command climate. Identified areas of concern and submitted improvement recommendations, which were accepted and adopted, increasing member satisfaction.
Dedicated to community. Volunteered 40 hours at Jacksonville High School mentoring students in key areas of perception and self-confidence, responsibility and the opportunities the Navy offers.
Impeccable military bearing. Consistently scored grades of Outstanding on the commandís semi-annual PRT.
EDU: Completed 6 credits towards Associates degree in Food Service Management.
COMM: Volunteered 12 hours/6 days with the Jacksonville Habitat for Humanity program