CONTINENTAL — The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary
Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) announced Steelworker 1st Class Shawn
Herr’s selection as NAVFAC’s 2013 (Sea) Sailor of the Year, Feb. 20.
Herr is a 2004 graduate of Continental High School.
to NAVFAC EXWC’s Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) division,
was selected for his outstanding work as Detachment Officer in Charge
overseeing more than 60 military and civilian personnel in the
inspection, operation, and maintenance of vital power generation
equipment at naval installations worldwide.
“Petty Officer Herr
did a phenomenal job leading his team in the support of essential power
needs in diverse locations with varied energy supply requirements,” said
NAVFAC EXWC Commanding Officer Capt. Mark. K. Edelson. “He is fully
deserving of this high honor and his actions exemplify the Navy’s core
values of honor, courage, and commitment, and the spirit of NAVFAC.”
NAVFAC Sailor of the Year program recognizes Sailors who best represent
superior dedicated service in a particular type of duty. The Sailor of
the Year epitomizes Navy core values and is typified by a history of
sustained superior performance, including significant positive command
impact, outstanding mission contribution, and proven leadership ability.
distinguished himself as the lead petty officer for MUSE as they
supplied power for more than 7,000 personnel at Naval Base Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba; Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti; and the Naval Surface Warfare
Center, Dahlgren, Va. His direct efforts saved the Navy $16 million in
labor costs and contracted equipment.
“I’m honored to be chosen as
the 2013 NAVFAC Sea Sailor of the Year,” said Herr. “I feel privileged
to represent my command, NAVFAC EXWC MUSE Division. I wouldn’t be where
I’m at in my career without the support of my family.”
guidance and support of my command and shipmates have made me a better
sailor and they all aided in my selection,” Herr said. “They deserve
Herr will represent the entire NAVFAC enterprise and
compete with more than 25 Echelon II winners for the Vice Chief of Naval
Operations (VCNO) Sailor of the Year.
Herr is the son of Shellie Moran and Buddy Herr.