Over a half-dozen sailors at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility were honored recently at a special ceremony, where they received promotions, commendations and letters of appreciation.
Israel Pina received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award for professional achievement. Pina was cited for outstanding leadership as a search-and-rescue (SAR) petty officer who trained 23 command rescue swimmers.
Christopher Plumlee was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award for professional achievement as maintenance control and records supervisor, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Four.
Plumlee displayed exceptional leadership and administrative expertise as he managed the Technical Directives Program, completing over 250 technical directives flawlessly. Plumlee managed four aircraft logs, 32 engine equipment service records and 150 aviation life support history records.
Carlos Walter was commended by the Commander Naval Air Force US Pacific Fleet, receiving a citation for “outstanding performance as an Aviation Life Support Systems (ALSS) Technician, Helo Combat Support Squadron Five.”
He consistently maintained ALSS and SAR equipment for 14 squadron aircraft and 140 aircrew men and women “in flawless operational condition,” according to the citation.
Vincent Petrone, Allan Munger and Anthony Kaa were promoted to second class petty officers, and Tammy Spears was promoted to third class petty officer.