By Stephanie Fox, Navy Office of Community Outreach
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. â€“ Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Cabell, a Jersey City, New Jersey, native serving with Navy Expeditionary Combat Command was recently awarded Junior Sailor of the Quarter and the 2020 Junior Sailor of the Year. After receiving these awards, Cabell advanced in rank to petty officer first class.
Junior Sailor of the Quarter and Junior Sailor of the Year are awarded to a junior sailor who exemplifies outstanding dedication to duty and superior performance by going above and beyond their assigned job.
Cabell is a 2012 County Prep High School graduate and is a current East Coast Polytechnic Institute University student. Today, Cabell also serves as a Naval yeoman.
By Kayla Turnbow, Navy Office of Community Outreach Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. â€“ A Jersey City, New Jersey, native and 2016 William L. Dickinson High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Arian Alfelor is an aviation boatswain’s mate (fuel) aboard the carrier stationed in Newport News, Virginia. As a Navy aviation boatswain’s mate (fuel), Alfelor is responsible for fueling any type of aircraft that lands on the carrier.
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tom Gagnier, Navy Office of Community Outreach Photo By, Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller
BATH, Maine â€“ A 2015 Bayonne High School graduate and Bayonne, New Jersey, native is serving as part of the Pre Commissioning Unit for the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116).
Seaman Apprentice Randy Bautista is a culinary specialist assigned to DDG 116 in Bath, Maine.
As a culinary specialist Bautista is responsible for food preparation and serving meals to the crew.
â€œI enjoy making my fellow shipmates smile at mealtime and knowing that I’m an important part of their daily lives onboard Thomas Hudner,â€ said Bautista.