Chiefs recognized for outstanding leadership.
CSC(SW/AW) Mary Trice and HMCS(SW/NAC) Jeramy Henson were selected for the NPC 2011 Senior Enlisted Leadership Award.
"The competition was extremely close, and to select only two from almost 400 top-notch, hand-selected senior enlisted leaders was very difficult, but these two leaders truly represent the best elements of our senior enlisted leadership," explainedNPC Force Master Chief (AW/ SW/NAC) Jon Port. "They represent the truest sense of service in their leadership; service to those whom they lead and to the officers whom they help shape. They truly represent the best of deckplate leaders."
According to CMDCM Port, the goal of the Senior Enlisted Leadership Award is to recognize and award senior enlisted leaders who have demonstrated sustained superior performance, constantly promoted espirit de corps, and encouraged extraordinary development of Sailors and a sense of responsibility toward the command and the Navy.
In 2011, as a Culinary Specialist detailer, CSC Trice filtered 23,000 Career Management System/Interactive Detailing applications and wrote 2,867 orders. She also managed the distribution and career growth of, 3 Sailors. Her commitment to Sailors, while meeting the needs of the Navy, resulted in a savings of $3.2 million in Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funding.
"I am extremely honored and humbled to receive this award," CSC Trice said. "This recognition represents my mother, my late grandmother, a host of mentors, culinary specialists, female Sailors and African Americans. I am standing on the shoulders of many people. Service to others is what it is all about for me. This award is a testament of that."
CSC Trice served as one of the primary leads for initiating and spearheading the very Arst enlisted distribution/enlisted community manager video teleconference for more than 100 Sailors in Afghanistan and 200 Sailors in Iraq. Her efforts afforded NPC the ability to bring the enlisted distribution brief to Sailors anywhere in the world who normally would not get the opportunity to interact with their detailer while on deployment in a hazardous duty area.
As the PERS-40 career counselor and member of the command retention team, she mentored 307 Sailors and had a direct impact on NPC receiving its second consecutive Retention Excellence Award. During the 2011 Command Inspector General Inspection, the inspector praised her program by saying, "This is the best command retention program I have ever seen."
Among her many other accomplishments, CSC Trice was actively involved in the local community. Some of her volunteer work includes assisting with Toys for Tots collections in the Memphis area, supporting Meals on Wheels for NPC and mentoring troubled teens through the program Youth Villages.
As the Chief Petty Officer Association (CPOA) FedEx Fundraiser lead for two consecutive years, CSC Trice lead 125 chiefs in working various events at the FedEx Forum. As result of her leadership and guidance, the CPOA was able to donate $,000 in scholarships to deserving students on behalf of the Mid-South CPOA.
CSC Trice and HMCS Henseon received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal at an awards ceremony held this past March.
By MC3 Andrea Perez Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Office