Silverdale, Washington. The Trident Training Facility Pacific, Bangor, WA (TTF Bangor) 2014 Sailor of the Year (SOY) and Junior SOY, along with two Instructors of the Year, were recognized by the Navy League of the United States (NLUS) Bremerton/Olympic Peninsula Council during an October 14th luncheon held at the Bangor Plaza on Naval Station Kitsap–Bangor.
Each awardee was presented a soaring eagle statuette engraved with their names by Council President Larry Salter. Rear Admiral Jeffrey Ruth, Commander Navy Region Northwest, was the luncheon guest speaker. TTF Bangor Executive Officer, CDR John Mohn Jr., and Command Master Chief, CMDCM(SS/SW) James Willis, were also present to honor their stand-out Sailors for their hard work and individual efforts.
The TTF Bangor 2014 SOY is Missile Technician First Class (MT1) (SS) Alexander Pelletier. According to his citation, as the Strategic Weapon System Department Leading Petty Officer, Pelletier supervised 17 instructors through the training and certification of 16 SSBN crews. As the Command Property Manager, he oversaw $400 million in trainer assets in lieu of the incumbent civilian employee and resolved $33 million in administrative discrepancies.
The TTF Bangor 2014 Junior SOY is MT2(SS) Charles McAllister, who was also recognized as the 2014 Junior Instructor of the Year. According to his citations, as the Strategic Weapon System Department Maintenance Supervisor, McAllister supervised 14 instructors through 6,856 man-hours of maintenance. During a Tactical Readiness Examination (TRE), he was individually cited for his superior instructional technique. As a Department Work Center Supervisor, McAllister dedicated countless hours revamping the 3M (Material Maintenance Management) Program resulting in zero deficiencies during the TRE.
Machinist’s Mate Chief Petty Officer (MMC) (SS) Royce Glenn was recognized as the 2014 Senior Instructor of the Year. According to his citation, as an instructor for the high-risk Damage Control and Fire-Fighting Trainers, Glenn provided leadership for 10 instructors who delivered expert instruction to over 1,300 students. As a Master Training Specialist mentor, his personal leadership not only supported Damage Control Division personnel, but also aided in the improvement of instructional technique and knowledge to 130 TTF Bangor instructors.
TTF Bangor’s mission is to train officer and enlisted personnel in the knowledge and skills required to build competence and proficiency in operating and maintaining SSBN, SSGN, and SSN Submarine systems, sub-systems, and equipment, as well as Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems and CVN engineering reactor plant systems and equipment. The command also provides replacement, conversion, advanced, off-crew, and team training for submarine crews and submarine support personnel. As the largest Navy training center in Western Washington, they also coordinate solutions to the myriad of the Navy Learning Center training needs in the Pacific Northwest.