NEWS | March 25, 2021

PSNS & IMF commander visits Everett Detachment

By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility

Capt. Jip Mosman, commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, conducted his first visit to PSNS & IMF Detachment Everett March 19, 2021, since taking command last year.

During his visit, he toured the Everett facilities and received briefings on Everett-based operations. He also took the opportunity to thank employees for their contributions to the mission. He specifically extended his gratitude to Everett’s 52 SurgeMain Reserve Sailors for their support of the PSNS & IMF mission since late 2020.

“Thank you for everything you’ve done here,” said Mosman, to a group of SurgeMain Sailors, who met with him in the Sail Locker, spaced apart and masked in compliance with PSNS & IMF’s COVID-19 guidelines.

During the visit, Mosman presented Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy certificates to Everett Detachment Sailors who had earned them throughout the past several months. He also presented other awards, including Sailor of the Year and Sailor of the Quarter, as well as a meritorious promotion to the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. 

“This command is at the tip of the spear with regard to Navy maintenance,” said Mosman. “I truly appreciate what you’re doing for the Navy on a daily basis.”

At every tour stop, Mosman asked the Sailors and civilian employees what he could do to assist them in the accomplishment of the detachment’s mission. Mosman also discussed the projected workload for the coming year with senior members of the detachment. He finished the day with a Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute climate survey debrief.