Commander, Submarine Group Two


Sub League Honors Sailor for Professional Excellence

GROTON, Conn. Logistics Specialist First Class Brett Adams, assigned to Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC) New London, recently received the Charles A. Lockwood Award for Submarine Professional Excellence (E6 and below category) by the Naval Submarine League.

This annual award, named for World War II Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Charles Lockwood, "recognizes individuals for achievement, contribution, specific action or consistent performance, which best exemplifies the traditional spirit embodied in the submarine force," according to the Submarine League.

Adams, a native of Houma, La., was selected for his performance while assigned to Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719).

"I was surprised and overwhelmed to learn I had won this award," said Adams. "It could not have happened without the support of the leadership and crew aboard Providence."

Assigned as the Supply Division Leading Petty Officer, Adams excelled not only in his primary duties, but in his collateral duties. He served as the Educational Services Officer, facilitating and administering advancement exams while deployed; Drug and Alcohol Prevention Advisor; and, president of the Recreation Committee, improving the command climate and overall ships readiness. In addition, he was the only First Class Petty officer selected to stand Chief of the Watch.

"It was great to win this award," said Adams, "but you still have to continue to perform. You can’t get complacent and decide this is a place where you can stop."

Adams has not stopped. Currently, he heads NSSC’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation committee, and he has volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan early next year as an Individual Augmentee.

The award was presented during the Naval Submarine League symposium in Mclean, Va.

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