BY CANDICE VILLARREAL
OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER SAN DIEGO
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego promoted two Sailors under the Navy’s Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP), July 13.
Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Katherine Lytton and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Dexronn Hodge were promoted to petty officer first and second class, respectively.
“It gives me great pleasure as a commanding officer to identify some of the hardest charging Sailors under my command and reward them for the steadfast dedication and incredible work ethic they bring here every day,” said Commanding Officer Capt. Michelle Morse. “This is one of the best parts of my job, and these two Sailors could not be more deserving of their promotions. Anyone with firsthand knowledge of their accomplishments can tell you their work speaks for itself.”
Lytton joined the Navy in 2010 and serves as a work center supervisor with a team of eight Sailors under her charge. Her team is responsible for providing daily logistics support to 57 Pacific Fleet ships. Additionally, she serves as assistant command fitness leader, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response victim’s advocate, family care plan coordinator, Junior Enlisted Association member, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation secretary. She was named the command’s Sailor of the Quarter for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017.
“The scale of work and responsibility these Sailors take responsibility for is really remarkable,” said Morse. “For them to excel so greatly at their duties while also taking on important collateral duties and being first class, upstanding citizens in their communities makes me really proud to lead such fine Sailors.”
Hodge joined the Navy in 2011 and serves as a fuels and line supervisor aboard NAVSUP FLC San Diego’s site at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island. There, his efforts directly contributed to 750 mishap-free refueling evolutions, the safe receipt and delivery of about 900,000 gallons of jet fuel, and the successful launch and recovery of more than 600 military and civilian aircraft. Additionally, his technical knowledge and attention to detail saved the Navy an estimated $100,000 in corrective maintenance and repair costs over the last year.
The MAP program was designed with the intent to allow commanding officers greater opportunities to recognize and advance superior performers. According to the chief of naval personnel, MAP promotions will account for about 10 percent of all E4-E6 advancements this year.
“As leaders, there are few things more rewarding than our Sailors’ success,” said Command Senior Chief Nicole Ellis. “Both LS1 Lytton and ABF2 Hodge consistently strive to be their best selves. They take the initiative and hold themselves, and their Sailors, accountable. We couldn’t be prouder to have them represent our team at NAVSUP FLC San Diego.”