The commanding officer of the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) announced the 2014 Sailor of the Year (SOY), Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY), and Bluejacket of the Year (BJOY) award recipients during the ship’s holiday party in San Diego, Dec. 12.
Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Ronald Swift, a native of Chicago, was selected as SOY. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Nicole Sivley, from Las Vegas, was awarded JSOY honors and Damage Control Fireman Nicholas Hicks, from Fauquire County, Virginia, was selected as BJOY.
All three Sailors were presented a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and award plaque by Cmdr. K.D. Sanders, the ship’s commanding officer, during the holiday party.
All three Sailors were previous Sailor of the Quarter recipients in their respective paygrades during 2014. They were nominated by their chain of commands to go in front of a board of chiefs or first class petty officers who select the best candidate based on leadership, professionalism, dedication, and superior performance.
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