Hometown: Palmdale, Calif.
Time in Service: Nine months
Time on station: Five months
Why did you join the Navy?
I joined the Navy so I could take care of my family and to finish college.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I enjoy meeting new people. I'm also looking forward to sea duty because I like to travel and see different cultures.
Achievements since reporting onboard: Selected for meritorious advancement from Aviation Electrician's Mate “A” School; completed NEC 8885, Electrical Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; and volunteered for two retirement ceremonies and with the American Humane Society.
Traugott was chosen for Pax Pro recognition for his dedication to excellence and outstanding initiative by his supervisor, Boatswain's Mate Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Beckelheimer, who said Traugott has proven himself to be integral part of the Pioneer Team.
“He proudly represents VX1 through painstaking attention to detail involved with weekly submission and procurement of dozens of nametag and engraving requests, and constant self-improvement through relentless pursuit of qualifications,” Beckelheimer said.