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Sailor of the year 2010.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF/SW/AW) Andrew Jenkins a native of Wayne County, Mich., graduated from Newaygo County High School in May of 2002. After graduation, he worked alongside his father in the plumbing trade and decided in 2004 to enlist in the Navy. He reported to RTC Great Lakes, Ill., and upon completion of recruit training, was selected as the Division 920 honor recruit.

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Jenkins remained in Great Lakes for Seaman ATD School where he was meritoriously promoted to seaman for his outstanding performance. His first set of military orders sent him to USS Nassau (LHA 4), in Norfolk. After working as a deck seaman for 18 months, he was sent to HM "A" School. In March of 2007 he graduated from "A" school having broken the standing record for completing the Navy Corpsman curriculum in 28 days and graduated with distinction as the 3rd highest GPA of 82 students.

He then went to the dental strand program and became qualified as a Navy dental technician. On April 1, 2007, Jenkins reported aboard Branch Medical Clinic, Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine, where he worked as a dental tech until he was frocked to third class petty officer and became the dental department leading petty officer (LPO). He then volunteered for IA duty and was deployed to EMF Kuwait for six months.

Upon returning from deployment in December 2008, he was promoted to petty officer second class. He was selected as LPO for both Dental and Education/Training departments, while simultaneously serving as program director and lead instructor for the emergency medical technician program at the air station.

Jenkins selected orders in February 2009 and reported to Field Medical Training Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif., in March 2009 where he was selected as company gunnery sergeant. Jenkins reported to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, on May 21, 2009. He deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom in November 2009. He was frocked to 1st class petty officer on Dec. 15, 2009. Upon his return from deployment he was selected as the battalion LPO.

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Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class (AW/SW) Amy E. Davis was born in Lowell, Mass., and graduated from Dracut High School in June 1994. She enlisted in the Navy, completed recruit training in Orlando, Fla., and reported to NATTC Millington, Tenn. for Air Traffic Controller "A" School. Davis was subsequently assigned to Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, in January 1995. Her career ambitions changed and in July 1999, she reported to Aircrew Survival Equipmentman, PR "A" school, Pensacola, Fla.

In November 1999, she reported to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Yokosuka Japan. There, she was advanced to second class petty officer. In January 2002, she reported to Navy Recruiting District New England Boston. She qualified as a recruiter in charge, and was advanced to first class petty officer.

In June 2005 she reported to Strike-Fighter Squadron 106 and was assigned as the Paraloft leading petty officer. In April 2008 she reported to Strike-Fighter Squadron 87 and deployed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Naval Air Crewman (Mechanical) 1st Class (NAC/AW) James L. Henson of Tampa, Fla., enlisted in the Navy in December 1995, after graduating high school. He completed Basic Recruit Training at RTC Great Lakes, Ill., in February 1996, and reported to Aviation Maintenance Administrationman "A" School, Meridian, Miss. Henson graduated first in his class in May 1996 and was meritoriously advanced to third class petty officer through the Accelerated Advancement Program.

Henson's next tour was at Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, Hawaii, in May 1996. During his tour, he was advanced to second class petty officer and was selected as the 1997 Junior Sailor of the Year. He completed this tour in February 2000.

He then reported to Electronic Attack Squadron 140, Whidbey Island, Wash., and completed sea deployments aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

In March 2002, he reported to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, Mayport, Fla., where he was advanced to first class petty officer and served as production control leading petty officer.

Three years later, he left active duty and transferred to Transport Squadron 58 as a Selected Reservist to start his own private business.

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Construction Electrician 1st Class (SCW) Leonard Calderon was born June 5, 1981, in Guadalajara, Mexico. After graduating from High School in 1999, he enlisted in the Navy in March 2000. He completed boot camp at RTC Great Lakes, Ill., and attended Construction Electrician "A" School in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Calderon's first duty assignment was with Construction Battalion Unit FOUR ZERO SIX, stationed onboard Naval Air Station Lemoore, where he was promoted to Third Class Petty Officer.

In 2002, Calderon transferred to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, Port Hueneme Calif., and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member of Task Force MIKE that went on to Baghdad as a security detachment to launch bridges and support humanitarian missions.

During his last deployment he assisted in the construction of two schools in the Philippines. Immediately upon returning from deployment, he attended Journeyman Instructor Training and quickly certified to instruct various small arms qualified Master Training Specialist.

In 2007, Calderon received orders to the 31st Seabee Readiness Group, Port Hueneme, Calif., where he was temporary assigned to Naval Construction Training Center, Port Hueneme. He was one of five instructors selected Naval Construction Force-wide to instruct Construction Electrician "A" School where he was advanced to first class petty officer. Since arriving at the 31st, he has completed his Master Training Mentor Qualification and earned a bachelor's degree.
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Title Annotation:Andrew Jenkins, Amy E. Davis, James L. Henson and Leonard Calderon
Publication:All Hands
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Date:Jul 1, 2011
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