Commander, Submarine Group Two

Submarine Force Junior Officers of the Year Announced 

GROTON, Conn. - Six Sailors assigned to Submarine Group 2 will be honored as 2010 Submarine Force Junior Officers of the Year (JOOY) during a ceremony next month.

Four of the Sailors are from submarines homeported at Submarine Base New London. They are Lt. Peter I. Golden, USS San Juan (SSN 751); Lt. j.g. Gregg R. Singer, USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720); Lt. Timothy W. Manke, USS New Hampshire (SSN 778); and, Lt. Michael S. Hartzell, USS Alexandria (SSN 757).

The other two Sailors, assigned to submarines homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, are: Lt. j.g. Brian A. Ross, USS Montpelier (SSN 765); and, Lt. Thomas Hawkins, USS Boise (SSN 764).  Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet announced the winners of the 2010 Submarine Force Junior Officers of the Year (JOOY) last month.

"I congratulate the officers who were nominated and selected," said Rear Adm. Michael McLaughlin, Commander, Submarine Group 2. "I am proud of their accomplishments and the effort it takes to stand out among the best of our talented submarine force junior officers."

Events intended to recognize the significant accomplishments of these officers are planned in Washington D.C.

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