SAN DIEGO – Eight Afloat Training Group Pacific (ATGPAC) senior chief petty officers were selected for promotion to master chief according to results announced in a Navy message released May 4.
“I want to extend a ‘Bravo Zulu’ to all of Afloat Training Group Pacific for the robust number of master chief petty officer selections this last cycle,” said Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. “ATGPAC had an impressive eight selectees for master chief petty officer from the Fiscal Year 12 selection board. The breakdown consisted of six from ATG San Diego, one from ATG MIDPAC (Middle Pacific), and one from ATG WESTPAC (Western Pacific).”
ATGPAC has a recent history of high promotion rates, as well as having Sailors selected for officer programs. Seven Afloat Training Group (ATG) Pacific command chief petty officers were selected to be commissioned as limited duty officers (LDO) or chief warrant officers (CWO) by the Fiscal Year-2012 Active Duty LDO/CWO selection board in results released in a Navy administrative message Mar. 4.
“This accomplishment continues an amazing trend at ATG,” said Naval Surface Force Pacific Fleet Force Master Chief (SW) Eric Page. “Last year for chief petty officer selection, there were 15 at ATG San Diego, six at ATG MIDPAC, three at ATG PACNORWEST (Pacific Northwest) and four at ATG WESTPAC for a total of 28 chief selects. Moreover, for senior chief petty officer selection, there were 11 at ATG San Diego, nine at ATG WESTPAC, two at ATG MIDPAC, and two at ATG PACNORWEST for a total of 24 senior chief selects. This data point is impressive and reflects extremely well for folks currently working and or assigned to training type commands. It also helps to further dispel any myths, rumors or negative connotations that use to be associated with taking assignments to these types of billets or commands. This has not always been the case in the past, but these numbers the past two years are nothing short of phenomenal and further demonstrate the quality of Sailors providing critically needed training to the fleet on a daily basis and the advancement opportunities available to those who get assigned to Afloat Training Group.”
“Training in the Navy as we all know is the lifeblood to our Sailors and ships,” said Curtis. “Without it, we would not be able to deliver ‘Warships Ready for Tasking.’ The folks at ATG are clearly doing things right and have gone ‘Back to Basics!’”
Curtis went on to personally congratulate each senior chief from ATGPAC selected for promotion.
“Congratulations to the following selectee's; they all represent the best the Navy has to offer: Damage Controlman Senior Chief Petty Officer Terry L. Brewster, Ship’s Serviceman Senior Chief Petty Officer David V. Cintron, Culinary Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer Adolf Edusada, Operations Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer Leonard J. Greene, Culinary Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael E. Morgan, Engineman Senior Chief Petty Officer Megdal Peebles, Electrician’s Mate Senior Chief Petty Officer Leonilo G. Portugal, and Ship’s Serviceman Senior Chief Petty Officer Noverson T. Vitug.”
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