Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) recognized Sailors and civilian employees Dec. 14. for outstanding performance of duties during the fourth quarter and throughout the year. There ceremony was held at the Mix House, onboard Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head.
CS1 James Jennings received Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, gold star in lieu of fourth award, for “professional achievements and superior performance of duties” while serving as first lieutenant” for NSASP between April 2009 to April 2012, according to the citation. Jennings recently returned from an individual augmentee (IA) deployment to the Middle East and received a hearty “welcome home” from his shipmates.
CS1 Bryant Anderson received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, gold star in lieu of sixth award for superior performance of duties while “serving as the Naval Support Activity South Potomac military support division lead petty officer from February 2010 to February 2013,” according to the citation. Anderson received praise for his leadership abilities that helped 13 Sailors provide vital services on two separate installations.
CS1 Bernell Browley received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, gold star in lieu of third award, for “superior” performance of duties while serving as “first lieutenant leading petty officer” from Nov. 2010 to Dec. 2012. Browley supported three change of command ceremonies, 10 retirements and more than 50 funeral honors details.
CS2 Stephen Amoah was received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, gold star in lieu of second award, for “professional achievement and superior performance of duties while serving as [NSASP] assistant first lieutenant” from Nov. 2010 to Feb. 2013. Amoah was also recognized with a Outstanding Voluntary Service Medal for giving more than 560 hours of community service to King George County, Va. and Charles County, Md. For two years, Amoah has mentored and coached youth soccer teams in those counties.
CS2 Johanna Abreu, MA3 Markye Branton, CS1 Bernell Browley, RP1 Nodeen Collingwood, ABH2 Charlie Kirkpatrick, YNC Hershal LeMaster and CS2 Krishina McCray were all recognized for advancing in rank.
Heather LeMaster, administrative support technician for NSASP, was recognized as Civilian of the Quarter, Fourth Quarter, 2012, for her professional and volunteer accomplishments. LeMaster is “always willing to take on extra duties and completes assignments quickly and accurately,” according to the citation. “Heather assumed duties at the front office and maintains the front office in a professional and proficient manner. She is a great asset to the command.”
Police Lt. Dan Henderson, assigned to the NSASP Police Department, was designated Civilian Supervisor of the Quarter, Fourth Quarter, 2012, for coordinating, guiding and supervising several police projects, including maintaining NSASP’s Mobile Command Vehicle. “Dan Henderson always contributes full measure to any task he is given,” the citation read. “He is completely self-reliant and strives for perfection in all projects.”
Members of the NSASP Safety Office and Fire Department received letters of appreciation from Capt. Jason Gilbert, commanding officer of the Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity (NOSSA). Shanon Berry, Bob Putnam, Matt Gould and George Edelen were recognized for supporting NOSSA’s safety stand down. “The professionalism and breadth of knowledge of these individuals helped make our safety stand down an unqualified success,” Gilbert wrote.
CS2 Johanna Abreu, CS2 Stephen Amoah, CS1 Bryant Anderson, ABH2 Charlie Kirkpatrick, CS2 Krishina McCray, CS2 Dat Nguyen, CS2 Marci Primeau, GSM1 Terence Rambeau and IT2 April Schluter received Letters of Appreciation from NSASP for serving on the 2012 NSASP Navy Ball Committee.
MA1 Sara Wood received a Certificate of Appreciation for her “outstanding support as a Keyperson for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.”
CS2 Johanna Abreu, CS2 Stephen Amoah, CS1 Bryant Anderson, CS1 Bernell Browley, CS2 Marcus Burton, CS2 Krishina McCray, CS2 Dat Nguyen, CS2 Marci Primeau, GSM1 Terence Rambeau, IT2 April Schluter, ABH1 Jesus Vera and MA1 Sara Wood received Certificates of Appreciation for their support of the 2012 Potomac Combined Federal Campaign.
ABH1 Jesus Vera received a Hero Award for his “outstanding service... performance and dedication in support of the 2012 Potomac Combined Federal Service Campaign.”
Kevin Edwards received a Length of Service Award for 10 years of service; Robert Faust received a Length of Service Award for 25 years of service; Russell Chase received a Length of Service Award for 30 years of service; Garrett Baker received a Length of Service Award for 35 years of service.
GSM1 Terence Rambeau was chosen as NSASP’s 2012 Sailor of the Year for “professional achievement and superior performance of duties,” according to the Letter of Commendation. “His relentless dedication and commitment to junior Sailors led to an unprecedented 35-percent command advancement rate.”
ABH2 Charlie Kirkpatrick was chosen as NSASP’s 2012 Junior Sailor of the Year for “flawlessly executing all air operations, as well as the upkeep and maintenance of all runways, taxiways and helicopter pads at South Potomac installations,” according to the Letter of Commendation. As a assistant command fitness leader, Kirkpatrick helped Sailors across several commands stay fit for physical readiness tests.
CS3 Joshua Graby was chosen as NSASP’s Blue Jacket of the Year for displaying “exceptional enthusiasm as a security patrol officer, completing all of his qualifications and military training before they were due,” according to the citation. Graby also completed a rigorous advanced training course for police officers.
Sara Wilt was designated Civilian of the Year for her outstanding work at NSASP’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Branch. Wilt worked with several NSASP organizations on a diverse group of issues, from the Teen Employment Program to maintaining training records. “Ms. Wilt is a valuable MWR staff member and a great NSASP asset,” according to the citation. “She presents a great image for the command as a the MWR administrative specialist.”
Police Lt. Dan Henderson was chosen as NSASP’s Civilian Supervisor of the Year for exceptional performance of duties as the “primary caretaker of [Naval District Washington] Mobile Command Vehicle, ensuring a continuous condition of readiness for instant deployment at a moment’s notice,” according to the citation. Henderson is also responsible for several acquisition and training projects at the NSASP Police Department.