USS Anzio Receives Best in Class Award

BY LT. J.G. DARRELL DEITENBECK, SC, USN USS ANZIO (CG 68)

EN2 (SW) Andonaire, Navy Exhange Service Command (NEXCOM) Chief Executive Officer Robert Bianchi, SH1 (SW/AW) Ariwa, SHC ( SW/AW) Lesane, ENS Deitenbeck.

EN2 (SW) Andonaire, Navy Exhange Service Command (NEXCOM) Chief Executive Officer Robert Bianchi, SH1 (SW/AW) Ariwa, SHC ( SW/AW) Lesane, ENS Deitenbeck.

SHSN Yarbrough, the most junior Ship’s Serviceman at the time and SHCS (SW) Birdine.

SHSN Yarbrough, the most junior Ship’s Serviceman at the time and SHCS (SW) Birdine.

The sales division of USS Anzio (CG 68) received the fiscal year 2014 Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) Ship’s Store Retail and Services Excellence Award. Commander Carrier Strike Group Two Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller III, Chief Executive Officer Robert Bianchi, Capt. Joan Oldmixon, and NEXCOM Vice President Charlie Vaughn were on hand to present the awards to the S3 Division for their command contributions to the ship’s mission through exemplary performance and positive impact on the crew’s morale. The efforts put forth by the S3 Division of USS Anzio yielded $217,000 in sales, $43,000 of which was donated to Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), and a Supply Management Certification score of 97.67 percent. “When I took over as the S3 Division Officer, I wanted to ensure that we had the best selection possible for our Sailors while underway. I accomplished this through trial and error of ordering new items and seeing which were hits with the crew and not reordering the duds”, said then Ensign Darrell Deitenbeck. “I could not have accomplished this amazing feat without the forceful backup provided by my outstanding Ship’s Serviceman (SH). I gave SHC Lesane a specific mission to order new items as often as possible and to ensure that all services ran as smoothly and professionally as possible, he did not disappoint.”

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Commander Carrier Strike Group Two Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller III and NEXCOM Chief Executive Officer Robert Bianchi.

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Ship’s Store with Chief Executive Officer Robert Bianchi, Capt. Sorenson, ENS Deitenbeck, SH1 (SW/AW) Ariwa, SHSN Yarbrough.

SH1 Ariwa remarked, “It is a good feeling winning this award that recognizes our division’s contribution to the crew of the USS Anzio, increasing their morale and welfare. Being able to contribute over $50,000 to MWR fills me with pride and professionalism to know that I can lead such a great team of SHs to the pinnacle of awards given to the best ship’s store on the waterfront.”

May/June 2016