Petty Officer Third Class Austin McDowell

Spotlight on You: Petty Officer Third Class Austin McDowell

NAVFAC Far East 2016 Blue Jacket of the Year

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published: October 20, 2016

Congratulations to PO3 McDowell for being names NAVFAC Far East 2016 Blue Jacket of the Year!!

Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Bartoe announced the selection of Petty Officer Third Class Austin McDowell as Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East Fiscal Year 2016 Blue Jacket Sailor of the Year Oct. 12.

McDowell is assigned to PWD Okinawa as the Facilities Sustainment Branch assistant shop supervisor onboard CFA Okinawa. Last year he led his team in the successful complet...ion of 158 routine and 25 emergency work requests. He is also the PWD fuels custodian and is involved in numerous organizations
including the CFA Okinawa Auxiliary Security Force, Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society, the Junior Enlisted Association, and the Okinawa Navy Football Team.

"Just getting the opportunity to participate against some the most top notch sailors in this region makes me feel even more motivated and fortunate," said McDowell. "I feel very humbled and honored to have become this year's NAVFAC Far East Blue Jacket Sailor of the Year. It is an experience that I will always remember and be proud of." McDowell also cited his grandmother and parents for instilling honor, initiative and integrity, and his chain of command for providing superb leadership.


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