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Four sailors honored as Sailors of the Year by Navy League
Four 2013 Commander, Submarine Group 9 (CSG-9) Sailors of the Year (SOYs) were recognized by the Navy League of the United States (NLUS) Bremerton/Olympic Peninsula Council during a June 10 luncheon held at the Bangor Plaza on Naval Station Kitsap Bangor.
Each awardee was presented a soaring eagle statuette engraved with their names by Council President Larry Salter.
Senior Navy leaders representing each awardee’s respective command were present to honor the 2013 stand-outs for their hard work and individual efforts.
The CSG-9 Sea SOY is Electrician’s Mate First Class (Submarines) Scott Koenig, from USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23).
The Junior Sea SOY is Machinist’s Mate First Class (Submarines) Alexander Zufriategui, from USS MICHIGAN (SSGN 727) (BLUE).
The CSG-9 Shore SOY is Navy Counselor First Class (Seabee Combat Warfare/Fleet Marine Force) Sara Dozier, from CSG-9 Staff.
The Junior Shore SOY is Hospital Corpsman Second Class (Submarine Qualified/Fleet Marine Force) Christopher Towle, from Submarine Development Squadron 5 Staff.
Navy Captain Christopher Quarles, Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Bremerton, spoke and capped the award presentation ceremony by praising the council’s efforts before his own talk.
“Let me thank the Navy League for their generous support of us and our sailors. Your support is very much appreciated and we know you do things year ‘round for sailors in this area. So for a change, let’s have all Active Duty [military] in the room give you [Navy League] some applause.”
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