The Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 announced the Sailor of the Quarter (SOQ) and Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSOQ), Nov. 25, for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2015.
Legalman 1st Class Miranda Fuller, of Las Vegas, and Yeoman 2nd Class James Gray, of Dallas, were named SOQ and JSOQ, respectively.
“It felt wonderful. It’s an honor,” said Fuller when asked about the accomplishment. “I feel (I was chosen) because of how hard I work for the Command.”
In addition to her regular duties as a Legalman, Fuller, who’s been in the Navy for 12 years, is also the Vice President of the First Class Petty Officers Association, a member of the command training team and part of the command Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) committee.
This was not Gray’s first honor. The Sailor from Dallas won JSOQ three out of four quarters in fiscal year 2014 and was nominated for Junior Sailor of the Year this month.
“I feel honored and humbled to be named JSOQ,” said Gray. “There are other deserving individuals around the command.”
Gray, who joined the Navy in January 2010 and was first stationed onboard the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), believed he was chosen because of integrity, a selfless attitude and work ethic.
“Many people wait for things to happen. I believe in going and making things happen,” said Gray. Your life is your legacy. Why not make it one that people strive to emulate.”
Gray’s many duties around the command include Command Career Counselor, immediate superior-in-command (ISIC) Career Counselor of CSG-4’s two subordinate commands: Tactical Training Group, Atlantic (TTGL) and Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic (EWTGL), Command Sponsor and Indoctrination (INDOC) Coordinator and others.
CSG-4 is a team of experienced Sailors, Marines, government civilians and reservists, who mentor, train and assess Atlantic Fleet combat forces to forward deploy in support and defense of national interests. Led by Rear Adm. Richard Butler, CSG-4 and it’s subordinate commands shape the readiness of Atlantic Fleet CSGs, Expeditionary Strike Groups (ESGs), Amphibious Readiness Groups (ARGs) and Independent Deploying ships through live, at sea and synthetic training, as well as, academic instruction.
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By Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Evans, Carrier Strike Group 4 Public Affairs Officer
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