SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Training Support Center (TSC) San Diego advanced four Sailors to the next paygrade during a frocking ceremony May 24.
TSC San Diego Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Feyedelem presented promotion certificates in the courtyard to the following individuals:
-Machinist Mate 1st Class Aljay German
-Fire Controlman 1st Class Travis Kenworthy
-Gunner's Mate 1st Class Shawn Northern
-Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Desiree Blanks
Advancement to the next paygrade comes with an obligation to assume more positions of leadership and overall greater responsibility. The Navy tradition to frock a Sailor is an opportunity for them to wear the uniform and take on the responsibilities of their new rank before they are formally advanced.
"This feels amazing, and I feel like things can only go up from here," said Northern, who works in TSC San Diego's legal directorate. "It is going to be challenging, but I know I have a lot of resources and peers to help me along the journey."
TSC San Diego Command Master Chief Christopher Cline encouraged Sailors who did not get advanced off the most recent exam cycle not to be discouraged and to prepare for the next exam.
"Continue to strive for excellence every day," said Cline. "Keep studying. We look forward to making many more new petty officers in the next cycle."
Training Support Center San Diego provides centralized student management, facilities, information technology, and training support to Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) supported commands in the Pacific region.
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