Story by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ikenna Tanaka
BREMERTON, Washington – Thirty-three Sailors assigned to USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) were recognized for their promotion through the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) during an all-hands call, July 5.
MAP allows commanding officers an opportunity to recognize and advance top-performing Sailors in the pay grades E3-E5 to the next higher pay grade.
The program evaluates Sailors based on their overall performance, including community relations, advanced education, collateral duties and command involvement.
“MAP is not only important to the Stennis, but to the Navy,” said Lt. j.g. Gabriel Sanchez, John C. Stennis’ educational services officer, from Ruskin, Florida. “It empowers commands [with] the opportunity to advance motivated Sailors that stand out and have proven to be ready for the next level.”
Four Sailors were promoted to petty officer first class, 10 to petty officer second class and 19 to petty officer third class. Captain Greg Huffman, John C. Stennis’ commanding officer, congratulated and shook hands with each promoted Sailor.
“This means a lot because I’ve been a [petty officer] second class since 2008,” said Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Timothy Dudley, from Mount Clemens, Michigan. “It feels great that my hard work is being recognized. I spent long hours on deployment working and made sure that I took care of my Sailors working for me so that my leadership would show.”
The Sailors who were promoted to petty officer first class are Ship’s Serviceman 1st Class Michaelangelo Burdios, Yeoman 1st Class Demetrius Souza, Master-at-Arms 1st Class Shawn Woodford and Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Timothy Dudley.
The Sailors who were promoted to petty officer second class are Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Kenneth Patrick, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Destiny Berthoud, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Akayla Blackwin, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Satanou Na, Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Alexis Valleroldan, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Jordan Crow, Quartermaster 2nd Class Bradley Price, Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Robert Perkins, Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Christopher Perrine and Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Elizabeth Norman.
The Sailors who were promoted to petty officer third class are Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Shannon Torrance, Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Jasilyn Quinones, Ship’s Serviceman 3rd Class James Morra, Ship’s Serviceman 3rd Class Ayana Baker, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Susan Serrrano, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 3rd Class Taylor Johnson, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Christopher Tierce, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Tre Kubota, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Derionta Stephens, Damage Controlman 3rd Class Margaret Simko, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Bianca Knight, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Latrice Rose, Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Leander Tom, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Nathan Carrillo, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Edith Rhodes, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christopher Settle, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Alexa Browder, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Wilisoni Vasukilakeba and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jessica Aranda.
John C. Stennis is conducting a planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, during which the ship is undergoing scheduled maintenance and upgrades.
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