Each year, every command Navy-wide convenes a selection board to select and recognize the best enlisted Sailor. The goal of the Navy Shore SOY Selection Week is to recognize all nominees and select the very best all-around Sailor assigned to a shore activity for meritorious promotion to chief petty officer. Sustained superior performance, leadership, self-improvement, command/community involvement, and military appearance are the keys to selection. SOY candidates who excel in all of the above areas while assigned to a very demanding and challenging billet will be given special consideration.
One of the five nominees below will be announced Friday as the 2013 Navy Shore Sailor of the Year winner.
Meet the Candidates
Petty Officer Artino completed Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Ill., and then Naval Aircrewman Candidate School and Antisubmarine Warfare Operator “A” School in Pensacola, Fla. In 2002, Petty Officer Artino cross-rated to aviation ordnanceman.
Petty Officer Artino is currently serving as Commander, Task Force Six Seven (CTF 67) N-4 department leading petty officer / ordnance logistics chief. His previous duty assignments include VP-5 Mad Foxes, Jacksonville, Fla. (April 2000 to February 2002); USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Yokosuka, Japan (May 2002 to May 2004); Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Fallon, Nev. (July 2004 to August 2007); and USS Bataan (LHD 5), Norfolk, Va., (September 2007 to January 2012).
During his six deployments and one individual augmentation, he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as humanitarian relief, disaster response, and special operations. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (two awards), Good Conduct Medal (five awards), and various unit and campaign ribbons.
Petty Officer Dimeo attended boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Upon graduation, she attended Builder “A” School at Naval Construction Training Center, Gulfport, Miss.
BU1 Dimeo is currently stationed at Naval Construction Battalion One, Port Hueneme, Calif. Her previous duty assignments include Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit Three Zero Three (CBMU 303) Detachment Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Forty (NMCB 40), Port Hueneme, Calif.; and Naval Support Unit (NSU) State Department where she was posted at the United States Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
While assigned to CBMU 303 Detachment Pearl Harbor, she served as a crewmember and then crew leader on ten shore-based projects at four separate locations around the Islands. In 2005, she transferred to NMCB 40 where she served as builder shop supervisor for her first homeport. While deployed to Ramadi, Iraq with the battalion’s air detachment under the First Marine Expeditionary Force, she acted as the project supervisor for three critical projects to improve the security posture, as well as the standard of living for coalition forces. Other deployments included Kuwait and Gulfport, Miss., with Joint Task Force Katrina. In June 2008, she transferred to the NSU State, U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt where she was the leading locksmith for the Near-East-Asia region. She coordinated with several U.S. government agencies, including Homeland Security and the Secret Service, in support of visits by the President and Secretary of State.
Currently, she is the leading petty Officer for N71 Division and the quota control manager at Naval Construction Group One. She is directly responsible for processing more than 9,000 quotas for technical military training courses, ensuring 14 Pacific Fleet Naval Construction Force units are prepared for deployment. She is the command training team LPO, as well as the master training specialist mentor and secretary for the First Class Petty Officer Association.
Petty Officer Dimeo is qualified enlisted seabee combat warfare specialist, fleet marine force specialist, and master training specialist. Her decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Army Achievement Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf), and various campaign and service awards. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both history and American Studies from Elmira College, N.Y., and a Master of Arts degree in physical education from the University of Northern Colorado.
Upon high school graduation. he immediately began his career in the United States Navy. While enrolled in the Delayed Entry Program, he completed a semester at the University of Arkansas before leaving for Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes in September 2004. He attended Cryptologic Technician Collection “A” School in Pensacola, Fla., immediately after basic training.
His duty stations include the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in Yokosuka, Japan, where he served as ship’s signals exploitation space leading petty officer; the personnel exchange program in Ottawa, Canada, where he served as the SIGINT counterinsurgency team battle captain for Regional Command Southern Afghanistan and earned his associate degree. In 2010, he transferred to the Center for Information Dominance Learning Site San Diego where he earned his professional certification in human resources and serves as the department leading petty officer for the Information Warfare Department.
He is also the course lead for the Maritime Cryptologic Systems of the 21st Century C- School, and Petty Officer Association president. He was recently selected for assignment to Tactical Information Operations Support Activity One Coronado, Calif.
His qualifications include Information Dominance warfare specialist, enlisted surface warfare specialist, enlisted air warfare specialist, and master training specialist. He has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Shortly after graduating from high school, she reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for Basic Training. Upon completion, she reported to NTTC Corry Station for CTR “A” school. Her first tour of duty was NSGA Menwith Hill, in Harrogate England. Follow-on tours included NSGA Kunia, USS Normandy (CG 60), USS Porter (DDG 78), and Center for Information Dominance Learning Site San Diego.
In July 2011, Petty Officer Madigan reported to NIOC Hawaii and immediately accepted individual augmentation orders to Afghanistan where she spent 11 months as the officer in charge of a tactical support operations unit. Upon returning to NIOC Hawaii in November 2012, she assumed the duties as NCOIC to a joint service operational branch as well as
department leading petty officer.
Petty Officer Madigan’s academic achievements include an associates of Arts in humanities from Coastline Community College, and both an associates of Science in management and a bachelor of science in diplomacy and military studies from Hawaii Pacific University.
Petty Officer Madigan’s personal awards include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards). She is a master training specialist, and dual warfare qualified with enlisted Information Dominance warfare specialist and
enlisted surface warfare specialist designators.
Petty Officer Peterson entered the U.S. Navy attending basic training in Great Lakes, Ill., in September 1999. He attended basic seamanship training and then reported to his first assignment onboard the USS McClusky (FFG 41) out of Naval Station San Diego in December 1999.
After completing two counter-drug operations deployments, Peterson struck out of deck division and became a quartermaster 3rd class. He completed his tour and transferred to Master-at-Arms “A” School in Richmond, Va., before reporting to his first shore assignment in Ingleside, Texas, as a master-at-arms 3rd class in October 2003. While stationed at Ingleside, he advanced to master-at-arms 2nd class and completed a six month individual augmentee assignment to Bahrain in support of Operation Vigilant Mariner with Embarked Security Team 12.
In October, 2006, Peterson transferred to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he completed a 30 month security department tour. Then, in May 2009, Peterson transferred to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) where he earned his enlisted surface warfare qualification, advanced to master-at-arms first class, and completed a 13 month IA tour to Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay. In November, 2011, he transferred to Commander, Fleet Activities, Sasebo, Japan, and assumed duties as security department leading petty officer.
MA1 Peterson’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), the Navy Good Conduct Medal (four awards), the Navy Good Conduct Medal (four awards), the Navy Rifle Ribbon, and the Navy Pistol Ribbon (Expert).