Submarine Group 2 Sailor Named Service Person of the Month

Story Number: NNS100924-11Release Date: 9/24/2010 12:50:00 PM
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By Lt. Patrick Evans, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs

GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- A Submarine Group 2 Sailor was honored during a breakfast meeting of the Ledyard Rotary in Groton, Conn. Sept. 23 for being selected as the Service Person of the Month (SPOM) for September 2010 by the Eastern Connecticut Council of the Navy League of the United States.

In accepting the honor, Yeoman 1st Class Sheila Trout, a native of Chicago, thanked "great leaders who have assisted, trained and worked with me."

"There's not one thing I can think of that I've done by myself," said Trout. "It's always been as a team coming together and working together."

Outside of the office, Trout has volunteered with the Special Olympics, the Mystic Art Show and Charles Barnum Elementary School. At work, she re-energized the Career Counselor Program and is president of the Submarine Group 2 First Class Petty Officer Association.

Rear Adm. Michael McLaughlin, commander, Submarine Group 2, recognized Trout for her accomplishment.

"I thank you for your hard work and dedication to people, which can be tough and may be unseen, but is always appreciated," said McLaughlin.

The Service Person of the Month Program provides community recognition of outstanding active duty enlisted personnel stationed in the New London/Groton area.

The program is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut in cooperation with all active duty units of military organizations permanently based in the area.

It is actively supported by local service clubs and civic organizations. Selectees are honored at an event sponsored by one of the local clubs or organizations. Annually, the Eastern Connecticut Council of the Navy League of the United States selects the most outstanding man or woman from the "Service Person of the Month" selectees to be honored as the New London/Groton area "Sea/Shore Person of the Year."

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