PCU New Jersey Sailor of the Year
On August 19th the commissioning committee travelled to Hampton Roads Navy base in Virginia to present Sailor of the Year awards recognizing the outstanding performance of two individuals from the PCU New Jersey
TORPEDOMAN SECOND CLASS (SS) TREVOR E. GARMANE, UNITED STATES NAVY
Professional achievement while serving as torpedo division leading Petty Officer onboard pre-commissioning unit New Jersey (SSN 796) from January 2020 to December 2020.
As the recreation committee president, he managed sales and events that increased morale across the command by raising over $5,000.
As command liaison with CSS-6, he led a self defense program that increased entry control watchstanders from 12 to 42 in support of 12 local submarines.
His outstanding performance of duties have set the standard for his peers to emulate and resulted in his selection as junior sailor of the year.
Petty Officer Garmane’s managerial ability, personal initiative, and unswerving devotion to duty reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
MACHINIST MATE NUCLEAR FIRST CLASS (SS) NICKLAS A. HERRIN, UNITED STATES NAVY
Meritorious service while serving as a member of machinery division and as assistant quality assurance officer on board PCU New Jersey (SSN 796) from January 2019 to January 2020 . Petty Officer Herrin’s outstanding performance of duty resulted in his selection as sailor of year. Using his intrusive leadership, mentorship and guidance, he molded 13 inexperienced watchstanders into a cohesive, effective and efficient watch team.
As the assistant quality assurance officer, he instituted the command’s quality assurance program, stood up the quality assurance qualification program, and oversaw the qualification of 41 personnel completing over 150 quality assurance qualifications.
By his exceptional professionalism and selfless devotion to duty, Petty Officer Herrin reflected credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the united states naval service.