Naval Health Clinic Charleston has named its top enlisted Sailors for 2017.
Petty Officer 1st Class Shamace Sigler Phillips, of Sumter, South Carolina, was named the 2017 Senior Sailor of the Year for NHCC, where she has been stationed since 2015.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Pereda, of Escondido, California, was named the 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year for NHCC, where she has been stationed since February 2017.
Seaman Valery Alvarez, of Sacramento, California, was named the 2017 Blue Jacket of the Year for NHCC, where she has been stationed since November 2015.
All three Sailors are hospital corpsmen.
The announcements were the culmination of a highly competitive selection process, during which, the Sailors who best demonstrated superior performance, community involvement, educational accomplishments and proven leadership – among other distinguishing traits – were nominated for the coveted awards
NHCC Commanding Officer Capt. Dale Barrette said he is proud to have Sailors of such caliber serving within his command.
“All of these Sailors have contributed in different ways to the success of this command and for that we are extremely thankful to have each of them as part of our team,” Barrette said.
NHCC Command Master Chief HMCM Anthony Petrone shared Barrette’s sentiments.
“These Sailors have taken the hard jobs, proven themselves as professionals, are experts in their rates, have led by example and will continue to mentor the Navy’s future … our Sailors,” Petrone said. “They’re the best of the best.”
The Sailor of the Year program was established in 1972 to recognize Sailors who best represent the ever-growing group of dedicated professional Sailors at each command and ultimately the Navy.
Story by Naval Health Clinic Charleston Public Affairs