NAPLES, Italy – Utilitiesman (UT) 1st Class Daniel Goodwin has been selected as Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic 2015 Shore Sailor of the Year, Jan. 25.
The Sailor of the Year (SOY) program recognizes Sailors that best represent superior dedicated professionals serving in a particular type of duty. The SOY epitomizes the Navy Core Values and is typified by a history of sustained superior performance, significant positive command impact, outstanding mission contribution and proven leadership ability.
"I feel ecstatic that UT1 was selected for Shore Sailor of the Year; he embodies true leadership," said Public Works Officer Cmdr. Deanna Carpenter, Public Works Department Sigonella. "UT1 has been in the deep, dark trenches of the drinking water program challenges, and what I like is that he exported this enthusiasm into other aspects of the department."
Goodwin assigned to PWD Sigonella, serves as the Utilities Energy Management (UEM) Branch leading petty officer (LPO).
As the UEM LPO, he developed, implemented and drove a work center Water Plant Operator Job Qualification Requirements that ensures proper training for shop personnel, military and civilians, reducing quality control oversights and inadequate maintenance while aligning members with federal and international operating requirements.
He is responsible for the operational employment, professional development, training, morale, and good order and discipline of 42 military personnel as well as support to 17 Italian host nationals and one Department of Defense civilian. His workforce is spread across seven work centers where they certify compliance with Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Overseas Drinking Water Program requirements, industrial safety standards and naval engineering training.
"Petty Officer Goodwin leads by example and takes every opportunity to develop our diverse workforce to excel. His selfless approach and ability to overcome obstacles by maximizing resources has led to the issuance and sustainment of the first CNIC overseas water program Conditional Certificate to Operate in the EURAFSWA region," said Chief Construction Electrician James Hicks, Production Division leading chief petty officer. "His ability to keep crew morale and mission accomplishment well balanced, allowed his team to effectively maintain and repair utilities systems across two naval installations."
"UT1 Goodwin focuses on the mission at hand as well as the development of the personnel who work for us to accomplish that mission. He is a proven and capable leader who was trusted with one of our highest profile programs, and he produced the highest quality result," said Senior Chief Steelworker Jeffrey Wright, PWD Sigonella senior enlisted leader. "He knows that no one succeeds alone. His efforts to bring everyone else along has resulted in a Utilities and Energy Management team at PWD Sigonella that stands united and proud of their accomplishments."
"He symbolizes deck plate leadership and is very approachable," said Carpenter. "It is evident in the way he is sought out by the troops."