COMSUBLANT Senior and Junior Sailor of the Year finalists with
Commander Submarine Force Atlantic (COMSUBLANT) and Commander Submarine Force Pacific (COMSUBPAC) have announced their 2013 Senior and Junior Submarine Sailors of the Year.
The SUBLANT Senior Sailors of the Year are Electrician’s Mate First Class (SS) James R. Gagnon assigned to the USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and Machinist’s Mate First Class (SS) Joseph A. Stockton assigned to the Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department, Kings Bay, Ga.
As the Senior Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year, Gagnon and Stockton will represent SUBLANT in the Atlantic Fleet Sailor of the Year competition conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. The other Atlantic Fleet type command winners will compete in the fleet competition. The Atlantic Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year winner from that competition will be meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer, while the Atlantic Fleet Shore Sailor of the Year winner will enter the Chief of Naval Operations competition in Washington, D.C.
The 2013 SUBPAC Senior Sailors of the Year are Electrician’s Mate First Class (SS) Scott P. Koenig from USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) and Machinist’s Mate First Class (SS) James A. Nelson assigned to the Comman-der, Submarine Squadron 15 Performance Monitoring Team. Both SUBPAC Senior Sailors of the Year go on to represent the Pacific submarine force in the Comman-der, Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year competition.
Photo above right: SUBLANT Senior Sailors, Electrician’s Mate First Class (SS) James R. Gagnon (near) and Machinist’s Mate First Class (SS) Joseph A. Stockton (far) receiving awards from the Hampton Roads Submarine Vets association. (Photo by SUBLANT Public Affairs office)
Capt. Tom Ishee (far left) and Force Master Chief Michael Caldwell (far right) stand with the finalists for Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year for 2013. (Photo by MCS 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom)