NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS) selected two Sailors from NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella as Senior Sailors of the Year during a recent senior leadership summit.
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LS1 George Delarosa
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LS1(SW/AW) Jairo Guity
Logistics Specialist 1st Class (Surface Warfare/Air Warfare) Jairo Guity was named NAVSUP GLS Enterprise active component Senior Sailor of the Year and Logistics Specialist 1st Class George Delarosa was selected reserve component Senior Sailor of the Year.
Guity and Delarosa were selected from among 14 candidates representing a global network of eight Fleet Logistics Centers (FLC) and six Reserve units stretching from Yokosuka, Japan, across the east and west coasts of the United States, to Sigonella, Italy and Bahrain.
Guity and Delarosa are joined by NAVSUP GLS Blue Jacket of the Year: Logistics Specialist Seaman Sidney Sykes III, NAVSUP FLC Bahrain and Logistics Specialist Seaman Lisa Westerkamp, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella; Junior Sailor of the Year: Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Quranna Green, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella and Logistics Specialist 3rd
Class Jay Washington, NAVSUP FLC Norfolk; Sailor of the Year: Logistics Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Tarence Pauldo, NAVSUP FLC San Diego and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class (AW) Daniela Meyer, NAVSUP FLC Norfolk.
Guity will now represent NAVSUP GLS at the annual Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Echelon II Sailor of the Year competition.
“Recognizing this group of Sailors is a testament not only to them and their command leadership, but specifically their chief’s mess, and their CMCs who lead and guide these folks to the levels that they are,” said Rear Adm. James McNeal, Commander, NAVSUP GLS. “I’m excited for all of them. We selected a Senior Sailor of the Year but everybody is a winner and everybody should be very proud.”
“Being able to work with these two outstanding Sailors is the best part of the job and it has definitely been great to recognize their hard work and dedication,” said NAVSUP FLC Sigonella, Commanding Officer, Capt. Kevin Jones. “Our active and Reserve Sailors of the Year have fostered a workplace environment conducive to the professional growth and development of 332 Sailors assigned throughout NAVSUP FLC Sigonella.”
“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 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. “Bottom line: LS1 Guity is my leader of Site Rota’s Logistics Team who consistently brings success not just to NAVSUP FLC Sigonella’s mission, but also to the mission success of the warfighters operating forward in the United States European Command and United States Africa Command areas of responsibility.”
“LS1 Delarosa is an absolutely phenomenal Sailor and superior leader. He can always be counted on for his outstanding leadership and initiative,” said Jones. “He knows what it takes to get the job done and done right the first time. He is the go-to Sailor in our NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Reserve unit where he effortlessly manages all of the unit’s operational support to the warfighter through our sites across the Mediterranean Sea,” continued Jones. “He operates like a seasoned chief petty officer and his knowledge and understanding of the command mission is exceptional. When you talk about our Navy answering the nations call, we could not fulfill this global commitment without our Reservists, which make up the “Total Force” aspect of our team.”
By Kim Longstaff NAVSUP GLS Corporate Communications Office