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NEWS | April 10, 2017

PSNS & IMF honors 34 employees, Sailors at ceremony

By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs

The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility honored 34 employees and Sailors as the best in their respective categories at the annual Employee of the Year Ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton, Washington.

Employees, families, friends and well-wishers packed the theater to see winners announced from among more than 200 civilian employees and Sailors who were nominated for their performance during 2016.

Acting PSNS & IMF Commander Capt. Gregory Burton presented awards to winners in categories ranging from highly technical engineering functions to administrative professionals to the traditional shipyard trades. The Command also recognized employee achievements in safety, vision and innovation, volunteer service and a special “Spirit of Compassion” group. In addition, the Command honored a Sailor and Junior Sailor of the Year from both the Intermediate Maintenance Facility at Bangor and the Command’s Everett Detachment.

Burton thanked the audience for taking time to attend and recognize excellence among the Command’s employees, specifically acknowledging the role families play in supporting the Command. He also credited the workforce at PSNS & IMF and other Navy shipyards with an enormous role in supporting America’s defense.

“I want to put in perspective briefly how special this workforce is,” Burton said, noting that shipyard employees across the Navy make up about .01 percent of the U.S. population. “Even though that’s such a small percentage, it’s because of you that the Navy can operate anywhere in the world, undeterred, to provide our national security. That’s a great thing, and I thank you for being part of this unique population.”

Honored were:

PSNS & IMF Sailor of the Year and Everett Detachment Sailor of the Year
Fire Controlman 1st Class Christyl Schoultz

Intermediate Maintenance Facility Sailor of the Year
Sonar Technician 1st Class Chad Witts

Everett Detachment Junior Sailor of the Year
Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Joan Fanel

Intermediate Maintenance Facility Junior Sailor of the Year
Navy Counselor 2nd Class Ross McCray

Commander’s Excellence in Safety award, employee category
Robin Tupper

Commander’s Excellence in Safety award, manager category
Michael Randall

Administrative, Clerical and Support Services, GS-10 or equivalent and below
Randi Shively

Administrative and Support Services, GS-11 or equivalent and above
James Cook
Michelle Oxford

Administrative Managerial/Supervisory, (non-engineering, non-trade)
Joey Banks

Engineering Managerial/Supervisory
Gregory Potter

Trades & Craft - Structural (non-supervisory), WG-06 and above
Rick Copeland

Trades & Craft - Mechanical (non-supervisory), WG-06 and above
Teril Hopkins

Trades & Craft - Electrical (non-supervisory), WG-06 and above
Donald Wooten

Trades & Craft - Service (non-supervisory), WG-06 and above
Charles McCoy

Trades & Craft - Structural (non-supervisory), WG-05 and below
Seth Hutto

Trades & Craft - Mechanical (non-supervisory), WG-05 and below
Sean Duffey

Trades & Craft - Electrical (non-supervisory), WG-05 and below
Jason Schmidt

Trades & Craft - Service (non-supervisory), WG-05 and below
Daniel Jennings

Trades Supervisor (foreman)
Adam Bracking
Dawn Mullins

Managerial Supervisor - Trades/Project (2nd-level or above)
Jackie Kirsch
Lonnie Parker

Engineering/Professional - Waterfront Support (degreed or equivalent)
Caleb Kimbrell

Engineering/Professional – Planning/Indirect Support (degreed or equivalent)
Greg Bugielski

Ann Herskovitz
Kenneth Langhorn

Technical/Professional (non-engineering, non-supervisory)
Burnell Broussard Jr.

Vision/Innovation Award
Doyle Maleche

Daniel Cooper
Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Kevin R. Rogers
Jon Rector

Outstanding Volunteer Services
Joel Little Jr.

Spirit of Compassion
Cassie Pruitt