Navy Selects 24 Pax Sailors for CPO - Southern Maryland Headline News

Navy Selects 24 Pax Sailors for CPO


By NAS Patuxent River Public Affairs

NAS PATUXENT RIVER, Md.—Results from the Fiscal 2013 Active Duty Chief Petty Officer Board were released July 31 with 24 Sailors at NAS Patuxent River being among the 4,400 Sailors Navywide selected for promotion to chief petty officer.

According to Navy.mil, there were nearly 19,000 candidates and 23.96 percent made the cut, a 6 percent increase from last year's selection rate.

"Being selected and then 'pinned' to the rank of chief petty officer in the United States Navy are the most significant milestones in a Sailors career," said NAS Patuxent River Command Master Chief William Lloyd-Owen. "Our CPO selects can be justly proud of this achievement, as can their loved ones and family members who have supported them throughout their careers."

The following petty officers first class were selected for promotion to chief petty officer:

Stephen Blanton, Aviation Electrician's Mate at Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR

Matthew Budde, Culinary Specialist at NAVAIR

Alvin R. Cotson, Aviation Structural Mechanic at Naval Air Facility, or NAF

Robert A. Cummings Jr., Aviation Electronic Technician at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1, or VX 1

William E. Dupie, Aviation Ordnanceman at VX 1

Correy Edwards, Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) at Scientific Development Squadron (VXS) 1, or VXS 1

Michael Flynn, Aviation Machinist's Mate at VXS 1

Kallyann Martin, Logistics Specialist at NAVAIR

Pharaoh McMillian, Aviation Electronics Technician at NAVAIR

Wil Morales, Hospital Corpsman at NAF

Brandon Moyer, Aviation Ordnanceman at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, or VX 23

Lorne A. Murphy, Master-at-Arms at Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4, or VQ 4

Michael J. Ransom, Aviation Structural Mechanic at VX 1

Scott H. Rhodes, Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) at VX 1

Manny Ribas, Aviation Structural Mechanic at VX 23

Brian Richardson, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman at VX 23

Michelle SanNicolas, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman at NAVAIR

Jeremiah E. Shue, Aviation Structural Mechanic at VX 1

Jimmie Stephens, Aviation Electronics Technician at NAVAIR

Robert J. VanDyke, Aviation Ordnanceman at VX 1

David W. Wilbur, Aviation Machinist's Mate at VX 1

Russell Wood, Master-at-Arms at VQ 4

Charles Young, Electronics Technician at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Strategic Communications Unit

Carey Zielke, Aviation Electronics Technician at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20

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