GEM electronics technician awarded for professional service

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Shauna Bedillion is presented with the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal by NAS Patuxent River Executive Officer Capt. Derrick Kingsley. Bedillion was awarded for professional achievement while serving as Ground Electronics Maintenance duty technician onboard NAS Patuxent River.

On Jan. 30, 2021 while on watch in the radar terminal room, Bedillion responded to a report of toxic gas in the air traffic control tower. She safely sounded the alarm to evacuate ten personnel and performed proper power isolation procedures on the emergency communication system. Her expeditious identification and prevention of thermal runaway on batteries prevented fire, personnel injury, and total system loss. Her actions saved lives, protected equipment worth $3 million, and preserved mission capability.

GEM electronics technician awarded for professional service