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2015 SOY Finalist (Sea) - SH1(SW/AW) Charles Agyeilarbi
2015 SOY Finalist (Sea) - SH1(SW/AW) Charles Agyeilarbi
Native of Brooklyn, New York, on October 15, 2003 he enlisted in the U.S Navy and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completion of recruit training, he attended Ship’s Serviceman “A” School in February 2004 in Meridian, Mississippi.

Upon graduation, he received orders to USS Nassau (LHA4) home ported in Norfolk, Virginia on March 26, 2004. During his tour he earned both his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist devices and advanced to the rank of Second Class Petty Officer. He qualified as Bulk Storeroom Custodian, Ship Store Operator, Services Supervisor and Retail management supervisor while deploying twice to the Persian Gulf in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

In March of 2009, he received orders to Naval Branch Health Clinic, Groton, CT serving as Assistant Equipment Manager. There he supervised and trained 45 departments from two clinics on the procedures to collect, inventory, and dispose of medical and dental equipment. He quickly accepted extra duty as a residence adviser for over 50 junior enlisted sailors, and received a 2009 Group Safety award.

In May of 2012, he received order to USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) home ported in Yokosuka, Japan, where he was selected for First Class Petty Officer. His primary responsibility was as a records keeper. In October 2014, he became the leading petty officer for S-3 division and Departmental LPO.

His personal and professional education include SH “A” School, and “C” School for Supply Record Management. He received his Associates of Arts from Southern Illinois University, where he is currently pursuing his Bachelors degree in Workforce Education and Development.

Petty Officer Agyeilarbi’s personal awards include Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, a Flag letter of commendation, as well as other personal and unit and service decorations. He is married to Bernadine Agyeilarbi and has 2 daughters, Agyebea and Amoakwe.
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