Command Advancement Program Promotes 13 Truman Sailors

Story Number: NNS111221-09Release Date: 12/21/2011 11:13:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Thomas Miller, USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs

Portsmouth, Va. (NNS) -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Sailors were meritoriously advanced during a Command Advancement Program (CAP) ceremony Dec. 9 on the flight deck.

Thirteen Sailors met eligibility requirements for CAP, including being assigned to sea duty, meeting advancement requirements, having a designated rating, and displaying superior performance while working in the rigorous operating environment of an aircraft carrier.

"You have to be the top performer within your division, and you have to stand out to be competitive," said Personnel Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Razaq Alibalogun, leading petty officer of Truman's educational services office (ESO).

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 2nd Class (AW/SW) Tiffany Thomas, assigned to air department, was one of two Sailors advanced to petty officer second class.

"It showed me that my chain of command recognizes the hard work I do and supports me," said Thomas, an air department training petty officer and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) coordinator.

Thomas was considered for Military Citizen of the Year and served as president of the Truman's Junior Enlisted Association.

"I was ecstatic when it was announced," said Thomas. "It felt like all the hard work was worth it."

Eleven seamen, firemen and airmen were advanced to petty officer third class during the ceremony.

Truman is undergoing a docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) to conduct maintenance and refurbish shipboard systems.

Truman is expected to return to the fleet in the summer of 2012.

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