Monday, January 14, 2008

Congrats Junior Officers of the Year!

Congratulations to the Submarine Junior Officers of the Year!

I'm proud to say one of my JO's was selected as the Junior Officer of the Year for Submarine Squadron 3.

At the end of the year, each submarine nominates a JO to be the JO of the year to their squadron staff. The squadron commodores review the nomination packages and select one JO to represent their squadron. There are about five submarines per squadron and about ten JOs per submarine, so being chosen as a squadron JO of the Year is saying you're the best out of 50 JOs in your squadron.

Here's the message announcing all the Submarine Junior Officers of the Year listed in order by squadron:

R 141621Z JAN 08
FM COMSUBFOR NORFOLK VA//N00//
TO ALSUBFOR
INFO COMSUBFOR NORFOLK VA//N00//
COMSUBPAC PEARL HARBOR HI//N00//
CNO WASHINGTON DC//N87//
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2007 SUBMARINE FORCE JUNIOR OFFICERS OF THE YEAR//
RMKS/1. WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING WINNERS OF THE 2007 COMSUBFOR JUNIOR OFFICERS OF THE YEAR COMPETITION:
SQUADRON / WINNER / SHIP
CSG-2 / LT NICOLAS T BOGAARD / PCU NORTH CAROLINA (SSN 777)
CSG-9 / LTJG TRAVIS W WAGNER / USS EMORY S LAND (AS 39)
CSS-1 / LT MICHAEL J ELIASON / USS LOS ANGELES (SSN 688)
CSS-2 / LTJG JEREMY J PARM / USS SPRINGFIELD (SSN 761)
CSS-3 / LT DAVID B HART / USS MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL (SSN 708)
CSS-4 / LTJG MICHAEL R MAZZONE / USS VIRGINIA (SSN 774)
CSDS-5 / LTJG JOHN R NAKEL / USS SEAWOLF (SSN 21)
CSS-6 / LTJG CORY L SCHNEBERGER / USS SCRANTON (SSN 756)
CSS-7 / LTJG NICHOLAS E SAFLUND / USS CHEYENNE (SSN 773)
CSS-8 / LTJG RYAN J HACKMAN / USS OKLAHOMA CITY (SSN 723)
CSS-11 / LTJG RUSSELL W JONES / USS TOPEKA (SSN 754)
CSDS-12 / LTJG KEVIN M MOELLER / USS ANNAPOLIS (SSN 760)
CSS-15 / LT ADAM I ZAKER / USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705)
CSS-15 / LTJG CHARLES E BARRERAS / USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40)
CSS-16 / LTJG JEREMY C MEDLIN / USS FLORIDA (SSGN 728) BLUE
CSS-17 / LTJG JESSE D BIRBACH / USS KENTUCKY (SSBN 737) BLUE
CSS-19 / LT LUKE H SWARTZ / USS OHIO (SSGN 726) GOLD
CSS-20 / LT WILLIAM F CUNNINGHAM / USS ALASKA (SSBN 732)
2. EVENTS ARE PLANNED IN WASHINGTON DC. JOOYS WILL MEET WITH SENIOR NAVAL LEADERSHIP AND TOUR NAVY RESEARCH LAB (NRL). DETAILS TO BE PROMULGATED SEPCOR.
3. JOOYS MUST MAKE CONTACT WITH THE APPROPRIATE POC LISTED ABOVE VIA E-MAIL TO COORDINATE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS.
4.
WELL DONE TO THOSE NOMINATED AND SELECTED! THE COMPETITION WAS EXTREMELY KEEN. PARTICIPATION IN THE JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM SHOULD BE A SOURCE OF GREAT PRIDE TO EACH NOMINATED OFFICER AND THEIR COMMAND.
5. VADM DONNELLY AND RADM WALSH SEND.//
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