SAN DIEGO – For the third consecutive year, the guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) has been named as a recipient of the annual Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Health and Wellness Unit Award (Green H), April 4. The Green H is awarded annually to commands who demonstrate command-wide promotion of health, fitness, and mental well-being of their active duty Sailors throughout the year.
Chancellorsville was praised as the “best in class” for receiving a perfect score of 100% on their medical readiness inspection. The ship’s medical department also scored an impressive 98% during Afloat Training Group’s medical certifications and averaged a score of 95% during quarterly medical readiness assessments.
“It is an honor to be awarded the Green H for the third time in a row,” said Cmdr. Jason Rogers, Chancellorsville’s executive officer. “It’s a symbol of pride not only for our medical department, but our entire ship as well. This award is a testament to the outstanding physical fitness assessment scores, sexual assault prevention and response programs, drug and alcohol substance abuse programs, command hosted health and wellness events, occupational health trainings, and other various programs that made receiving this award possible.”
Chancellorsville’s medical department supports the crew with both emergent and preventative health care needs which includes smoking cessation, fitness sessions, and a variety of educational programs that promote a healthy lifestyle.
“Our medical department does its best to provide quality care and treatment,” said Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW/FMF) Stanley Kaneshiro, the ship’s medical division’s leading chief petty officer. “I have the pleasure of working with two amazing corpsman. They work hard every single day to maintain the health and comfort of the crew, and without them receiving this award would not have been possible.”
Chancellorsville is currently wrapping up a planned maintenance availability period and making preparations to participate in the 2014 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise off the coast of Hawaii.