YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- A Sailor stationed aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) was announced as Commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet's (COMNAVAIRPAC) Engineer of the Quarter Q2 2013, Aug. 29.
Senior Chief Machinist's Mate Andrew Frederick, propulsion leading chief petty officer, earned the COMNAVAIRPAC Engineer of the Quarter Award over four other highly-competitive nominees based on his contributions to force readiness.
"Senior Chief Frederick's superb deckplate leadership, unsurpassed technical expertise, and relentless dedication to Sailors exemplify this outstanding Sailor," said Vice Adm. David Buss, commander, Naval Air Forces, in a U.S. Navy message. "His relentless dedication to subordinate development and sailorization ensures propulsion department's continued success and George Washington's mission readiness."
Frederick attributes this award and all his division's successes to the diverse Sailors who work for him.
"Winning this award shows that despite the mixture of personnel in my division, their performance, attitude and desire to succeed is always at a high level," said Frederick. "Each of them does their part day in and day out. Throughout a very stressful and hectic inspection cycle, they maintained an excellent attitude and always got the job done."
George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing Five, provide a combat-ready force that supports and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its partners and allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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