Navy League honors sea services

Retired Adm. Richard Macke, president, Navy League Honolulu Council, left, presented Intelligence Specialist 1st Class William Roy, center, with a Sea Service Award as Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific stands alongside.

Story and photo by MC1 Phillip Pavlovich

U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

Four Sailors assigned to Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) staff were honored during the Navy League Honolulu Council’s 57th annual Sea Service Awards held at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Nov. 17.

The Sea Service Award is the Navy League’s way of recognizing top performers throughout the sea-going services.

The COMPACFLT Sailors recognized are Intelligence Specialist 1st Class William Roy, Yeoman 1st Class Tamar Reid, Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Randy Corpuz and Lt. Nicholas Ward.

“The service members here today are great examples to our children, sea cadets, boy scouts and girl scouts,” said Jane Ferreira, executive director, U.S. Navy League Honolulu Council.

“There’s no better mission than to serve those who serve and we look forward to doing more of that again, and in any way we can.”

Retired Navy Adm. Richard Macke, president, U.S. Navy League Honolulu Council, kicked off the ceremony with remarks and introduced guest speaker Rear Adm. Brian Fort, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, who publicly recognized the service members.

A total of 52 service members from the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard were honored for their performance throughout the year.

“The award itself is beautiful but to be held in such high regards alongside incredible Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman is the true honor,” said Roy, COMPACFLT Sailor of the Year.

The Navy League of the United States, founded in 1902, is a nonprofit civilian, educational and advocacy organization that supports America’s sea services.

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