2015 SOY Finalist (Shore) - YN1(SW/AW) John F. Singleton, Jr.
2015 SOY Finalist (Shore) - YN1(SW/AW) John F. Singleton, Jr.
Native of Pass Christian, Mississippi, he enlisted in the Navy in January, 2003. He completed basic training and reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida, for airman apprenticeship training and received orders to VFA 122 at NAS Lemoore, CA in May of 2003.

While with VFA 122 he qualified as a plane captain and conducted maintenance and preservation on the squadron’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. He transferred in October of 2004 to attend YN “A” school at NTTC in Meridian, Mississippi, and graduated two months later.

He reported to VFA 22 in NAS Lemoore, California, in January 2005. At VFA 22 he advanced to YN3 in 2005, and YN2 in 2007. He completed a WESTPAC deployment and a WESTPAC Surge from 2006-2007 where he qualified as both Enlisted Surface and Aviation Warfare Specialist in less than 12 months and was subsequently selected as VFA 22 Sailor of the Month for November 2007.

He transferred from VFA 22 in March 2008 and reported to Commander, Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was selected as COMPACFLT and Fleet Command Center Junior Sailor of the Quarter (2nd quarter 2010). He transferred from COMPACFLT in April 2011 and reported to USS Lake Erie in May 2011.

While onboard USS LAKE ERIE, he completed a Surge SEVENTH Fleet deployment in 2014 and was the Command Ship Secretary, Admin LPO, Acting Admin LCPO, SSO, Assistant DAPA, Assistant Security Manager, Command Multi-Cultural Coordinator, Watch bill Coordinator, Safety PO, DCTT and Assistant ESWS Coordinator.

He is currently assigned to Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific as the Command Career Counselor. While onboard he has qualified Afloat Training Specialist and Master Training Specialist. He was selected as the Sailor of the Quarter 1st Quarter FY15 for commands ATG Middle Pacific and Navy Region Hawaii, and is ATG MIDPAC’s Senior Sailor of the Year for FY2015.

Petty Officer Singleton’s personal awards include: Navy Achievement Medal with three gold stars, Good Conduct Medal with three bronze stars, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and four Flag Letters of Commendation.
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