2017 Sailors of the Year Advanced to Chief Petty Officer


Story Number: NNS180517-08Release Date: 5/17/2018 12:31:00 PM
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From Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The 2017 Sailor of the Year winners were meritoriously advanced to Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony held at the United States Navy Memorial, May 17.

The Sailors meritoriously advanced to Chief Petty Officer are:
- Chief Naval Air Crewman (Operator) John Herrman, U.S. Fleet Forces Sea Sailor of the Year
- Chief Engineman Brandon Lovell, Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year
- Chief Culinary Specialist Latoya Farrish, U.S. Pacific Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year
- Chief Legalman Jean Yusten, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet.

"These four outstanding Sailors are a reflection of what first class petty officers across our Navy are asked to be every day, as technical experts, as leaders and as shipmates of character," said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano. "We are all extremely proud of their very significant accomplishments."

The Sailor of the Year Program has recognized Sailors who represent the best of our Navy for almost 50 years. The program was established in 1972 by the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo Zumwalt and MCPON John Whittet to recognize Sailors who have demonstrated the highest standards of our Navy, and have proven themselves by their performance, knowledge, and leadership on the deck plates.

For the full video of the ceremony, visit http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2018/05/17/sailor-of-the-year-ceremony/.

 
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VCNO Adm. Bill Moran, left, the Fiscal Year 2017 Sailors of the Year, and MCPON Steven S. Giordano cut a ceremonial cake after the sailors of the year were meritoriously advanced to the rank of chief petty officer.
180517-N-MD297-0228 WASHINGTON (May 17, 2018) Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran, left, U.S. Fleet Forces Sailor of the Year Chief Naval Aircrewman (Operator) John Herrman, Shore Sailor of the Year Chief Legalman Jean Yusten, Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year Chief Engineman Brandon Lovell, U.S. Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year Chief Culinary Specialist Latoya Farrish and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano cut a ceremonial cake after the sailors of the year were meritoriously advanced to the rank of chief petty officer during the annual Sailor of the Year ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Throughout their weeklong visit to Washington, the sailors of the year and their families toured historic sites and enjoyed special events held in their honor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr./Released)
May 17, 2018
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