SONAR Technician (STG) EVALs
Served as acting Leading Chief Petty Officer and Tactical Coordinator of Team 4 at Naval Ocean Process Facility Dam Neck. Demonstrating outstanding leadership and professionalism, Sonar Technician First Class Harrelson was instrumental in team four's success through 2 training certifications and 30 team watchstation training qualifications. She revised the team's training program to ensure higher accuracy, higher retention and advancement of her Sailors. Petty Officer Harrelson dedicated over 150 hours of off-duty time to facilitate Full Speed Ahead and Command Indoctrination.
-UNPARALLELED OPERATOR. His keen attention to detail and enthusiastic passion for passive ASW lead to USS LASTSHIP leading the DESRON in passive detection during ASWEX '99. He relentlessly sought improvement in CA DIVISION by supervising the product of USS LASTSHIP's SIPRTOP program maintaining an average of 92%, well above the fleet average.
BECAME THE AUTHORITY AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT FOR ASW MISSION PACKAGE USV, DEDICATING OVER 1,000 HOURS TO THE TESTING, EVALUATING, AND MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MODIFICATIONS TO THE SPIRAL ALPHA ASW MISSION PACKAGE EQUIPMENT.
The driving force in the qualification of 7 mission package Sailors in the operation of the unmanned surface vehicles.
Demonstrating exemplary leadership and meticulous attention to detail, Petty Officer XXXXXXX was instrumental in Kauffman’s many successes throughout his time onboard, including an outstanding performance on USW Demo during INSURV, receiving a 93% operational and 96% material readiness scores. Due to his efforts, Kauffman was praised by the CAPTAIN as the best USW demo. His organized and experienced approach saved the Kauffman in excess of 200,000 dollars. He enabled CA division to account for 100% for its MAM’s inventory valued at 510,000 dollars. His tactical ASW experience was vital in 2 SSN escort missions, French PASSEX and a COMTUEX, receiving commendations for excellence from CDS-22 and CNSL.
SERVED NINE MONTHS WITH AN AUXILLIARY SECURITY FORCE AND PROVIDED OVER 1500 HOURS OF FORCE PROTECTION WATCHSTANDING. ALSO, DEPLOYED ONE YEAR AS INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE WITH U.S. ARMY AS C4I TECHNICIAN FOR COUNTER ROCKET ARTILLERY AND MORTAR UNIT AT CAMP VICTORY, PROTECTING THE AIRSPACE OF LARGEST GROUP OF MILITARY BASES IN THEATER.
Apt collaborator Petty Officer Nelson facilitated the training of over 150 NBPL personnel to stand the Emergency Operations Center Watch. Knowledgeable in his duties as Personnel Alert System Administrator, the system was maintained at high efficiency. He excelled at teamwork in his support of NBPL COMREL projects, sacrificing over 40 hours to improve military and civilian relations.
AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBER, PETTY OFFICER GREGORY'S APT COLLABORATION FACILITATED THE TRAINING OF OVER 150 NBPL PERSONNEL TO STAND THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER WATCH. EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN HIS DUTIES AS PERSONNEL ALERT SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR, HE MAINTAINED THE SYSTEM AT HIGH EFFICIENCY FROM JUNE 2012 TO NOVEMBER 2012. HE ALSO SUPPORTED THE NBPL FORCE PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, PROVIDING OVER 40 HOURS TO AID IN THE SUCCESS OF THE DRRS-N INSPECTION. IN ADDITION, HE DEVOTED OVER 60 HOURS TO COMREL PROJECTS TO IMPROVE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN RELATIONS.
Petty Officer Sailor is an industrious, conscientious, and highly motivated First Class who exhibits the highest degree of professionalism in accomplishing all tasks.
-IMPECCABLE ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS- Wasted no time making an impact not only with CA Division but with the Command. Within first month on-board, compiled all ULTRA-S and C2X Data Collection Packages, preparing the ship for ballistic Missile Defense deployment.
-CAPABLE PROFESSIONAL- PO Sailor was selected as the Anti-Submarine Warfare lead during deployment for the Ukrainian Maritine Training Team. His expert knowledge in ASW Operations was a key role in cross-training and building international relations.
-EXEMPLARY ORGANIZATIONAL FORESIGHT- Key player in the successful participation in NATO's PROUD MANTA 12. His vigilant scrutiny of over 40 ASW data collections and 40 XBT messages ensured compliance with NATO training requirements. His close coordination of efforts in briefs prepared the ship and ASW watch team for any contingency.
Petty Officer Sailor's retirement will be a tremendous loss to the U.S. Navy and the VELLA GULF Team. He will be a valued asset to any major corporation.