Submarine Group 2 Staffer Named Service Person of the Month
GROTON, Conn. – The Service Person of the Month (SPOM) for September 2010 was honored during a breakfast meeting of the Ledyard Rotary at the Groton Inn and Suites on Sept. 23.
Yeoman 1st Class Sheila Trout of Submarine Group 2 was selected for the honor in the yearlong program run by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut in coordination with the Eastern Connecticut Council of the Navy League.
Outside of the office, Trout has volunteered with the Special Olympics, the Mystic Art Show and Charles Barnum Elementary School. At work, she re-energized the Career Counselor Program and is president of the Submarine Group 2 First Class Petty Officer Association.
In accepting the honor, Trout, a native of Chicago, thanked “great leaders who have assisted, trained and worked with me.”
She continued: “There's not one thing I can think of that I've done by myself. It's always been as a team coming together and working together.”
Rear Adm. Michael McLaughlin, Commander of Submarine Group 2, recognized Trout for her well-deserved accomplishment.
“I thank you for your hard work and dedication to people, which can be tough and may be unseen, but is always appreciated,” said McLaughlin.
The Service Person of the Month Program provides community recognition of outstanding active duty enlisted personnel stationed in the New London/Groton area. The program is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut in cooperation with all active duty units of military organizations permanently based in this area. It is actively supported by local service clubs and civic organizations. Selectees are honored at an event sponsored by one of the local clubs or organizations. Annually, the Eastern Connecticut Council of the Navy League of the United States selects the most outstanding man or woman from the "Service Person of the Month" selectees to be honored as the New London/Groton area "Sea/Shore Person of the Year."