Naval Supply Systems Command Announces 2014 Sailor of the Year

Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Rear Adm. Jonathan A. Yuen named Logistics Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Jairo Guity as the NAVSUP 2014 Sailor of the Year. He currently serves as Department/Site Logistics Support Center leading petty officer at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella Site Rota.

LS1(SW/AW) Jairo Guity

LS1(SW/AW) Jairo Guity

Guity led 46 Sailors and 60 civilian personnel in the safe movement, transportation, delivery, offload, onload and shipment of more than 15 million pounds of cargo, mail, provisions, advanced traceability and control (ATAC) retrograde, DRMO turn-ins, hazardous material (HAZMAT) waste offload, oily waste offload, collection, holding and transfer (CHT) offload, medical waste offload, and recycling materials.

“Using his expertise, knowledge and dedication to professional growth, LS1 Guity formulated an in-rate training program and provided rigorous training to the command which resulted in an 85 percent advancement rate for the command during the last two Navy-wide examinations,” Rear Adm. Yuen said. “He is responsible for the training and qualification of more than 50 Reservists in basic Logistics Support Representative Personnel Qualification Standards (LSR PQS), strengthening the command’s Reserve support force and surge readiness capability. His accomplishments speak to his dynamic, hands-on leadership and represent a major component of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella’s success in supporting the fleet and shore infrastructure.”

“LS1 Guity is a chief in first class uniform, expertly leading 46 Sailors and Marines in the highly-successful change of homeport for the first two Forward Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) ships to Rota, Spain, through his level-headed nature to plan, ability to articulate needs and willingness to adapt as unforeseen obstacles appeared,” said former NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Jones. “His zeal and enthusiasm coupled with his professional demeanor make him a truly reliable first class petty officer who can handle any task in any environment across my command,” Jones continued.

“I want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to LS1 Jairo Guity for his selection as the NAVSUP 2014 Sailor of the Year,” said CMDCM(SW/IDW) Donald Myrick, NAVSUP Command Master Chief and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Supply Community. “His selection confirms that hard work, selfless dedication, commitment to mission success and professionalism are a catalyst to future success. The leadership, mentorship and pure concern for mission accomplishment that LS1 Guity displayed during calendar year 2014 was truly remarkable! He exemplifies the highly motivated and talented Sailors within our Supply Community and Navy enlisted ranks.”

“Petty Officer Guity has been recognized by many titles such as CFL, SSOQ, SSOY, but I’m going to settle on leader because that’s the word I think of when I hear his name. LS1(SW/AW) Guity exemplifies what it means to be a NAVSUP Enterprise leader in today’s Navy,” Jones noted in the package he submitted nominating Guity.

A native of La Ceiba, Honduras, Guity enlisted in the Navy as a Fireman recruit in 2001. After completing training, he first served aboard USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). He then served at Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 East Coast Headquarters, and then on to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28. Guity transferred to NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Site Rota in August 2012.

By David Rea; NAVSUP Office of Corporate Communications