The later part of the Sea Term always causes reflection for most of the crew - what could we do better? How did this new idea work? The concept of continuous improvement has always been applied by the ship's officers. So we ask everyone for comments - both positive and negative. This must transcend the coffee break chat - they have to put the comments in writing - and we ask for not only the comment - but the solution to a problem or a new ideas in detail. What benefits one department aboard may well cause difficulty for others. This 'after-action' reporting is then taken to the Sea Term Council that convenes in April - as we begin planning for Sea Term 2014!
One part of this process is to look at our cadets - not only for their comments
- but to recognize those individuals that took their sea term participation to
the next level. I announce 47 Master's Award winners today. These cadets have
worked harder, studied more, improved morale, and helped other cadets - you
name the possibility and at least one of the listed cadets have done it. The
system calls upon the ship's department heads to select a certain number of
cadets they want to recognize - and as the names are presented to me - you
would be surprised how often multiple departments choose the same cadet - but
that only allows them to go back and seek out another qualified cadet.
Master's Award Recipients:
First Class - Shawn Baggett of Braintree, MA; Evan Balderelli of Brimfield,
MA; Trevor Brown, of Rutland, MA; Alex Burgess-Chrost of Fitchburg, MA;
Kimberly Courcy of Warwick, RI; Casey Crawford of Mandeville, LA; Zachary
Cushman of Longmeadow, MA; Colin Giles of Brentwood, NH; Danielle Guidry of
Nashua, NH; Shelagh Hogan of North Andover, MA; Mark Hutchinson of Wellesley,
MA; Joshua Lamm of North Andover, MA; Rich Leonard of Middleboro, MA; Robert
Lowell of Dennisport, MA; Aaron Mann of Duxbury, MA; Suzanne Marino of Kings
Park, NY; Kevin Manning of Hanover, MA; Myles Murphy of Winthrop, MA;
Joseph Renehan of Milton, MA; James Ricciardone of Mt. Pleasant, SC;
Christopher Rogers of Wilbraham, MA; Meghan Thibeault of Scituate, MA; and
Nick Mazurkiewicz of Attleboro, MA.
Third Class -John Albani of Dedham, MA; Daniel Antonellis of Brockton, MA;
Kyle Camera of Somerset, MA; Alex Contois of Abington, MA; Matthew Ferlotti
of Sandwich, MA; Timothy Falconieri of Plymouth, MA; Gregory Frank of
Stoughton, MA; Justin Kozel of Upton, MA; Drew Prowse of Wakefield, MA;
Michael Rezendez of Sandwich, MA; Brian Sarapas of Plainville, MA; and Meghan
Weir of North Andover, MA.
Fourth Class - Hamed Babrak of Quincy, MA; Andrew Balmaceda of Fairfax, VA;
Emily Calnan of Hingham, MA; Courtney Collins of Pembroke, MA; Michaela
Curtin of Stoughton, MA; Brandon Deal of Norton, MA; Eric DeMarines of
Pepperell, MA; Brittany Driscoll of Spencer, MA; Connor Flynn of Plymouth,
MA; Christopher Hanson of Melrose, MA; Charleen Klangos of Lowell, MA;
Anthony Kurylak, Rye, NH; Arthur Levine of Newton, MA; Sarah Lewis of Deer
Park, IL; John Moriarty of Wilmington, MA; Shawn Slaney of Northbridge, MA;
and Britta Tornberg of Moores, NJ.
These cadets will all be recognized at morning formation on 15 March 2013 -
when they are given a ribbon that they may wear on their uniform for the
remainder of their time in the Regiment. I look forward to that day when we
ship's officers can approach them as a group, and shake each hand. Well done to