Story by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oscar Quezada

BREMERTON, Washington – Rear Adm. Jonathan A. Yuen, commander, Naval Supply System Command/Chief of Supply Corps visited USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and spoke to supply department’s Sailors in the Chiefs Mess, Sept. 22.

Yuen presented coins to seven Sailors from John C. Stennis and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for superior performance seen by their respective chain of commands.

“It’s pretty epic having a two-star come here to give us a coin, that doesn’t happen too often,” said Logistics Specialist 3rd Class James Davis, a John C. Stennis Sailor from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

John C. Stennis and Nimitz are both homeported in Bremerton, Washington, making it easy for Sailors from both ships to be recognized at one event.

“I didn’t really expect to get this opportunity,” said Logistics Specialist 1st Class Edward Yale, from Houston, the contracting officer from Nimitz. “I think the reason I earned the coin was by helping Nimitz save over 2.2 million dollars. It’s always good to find extra money that could go for more materials, more damage control equipment and more things needed around the ship.”

During the ceremony, Yuen answered questions from supply chief petty officers from both ships, ranging from budgets to information about the Ship’s Serviceman (SH) rate.

Yuen also spoke about building the SH rating and the successes it has had in the retention of Sailors.
The ceremony ended with Yuen thanking everyone for having him and telling all the Sailors to continue the fight and to continue striving for moral excellence.

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