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Program Update: October Civil-Military Programs

Prospective Commanding Officer Program

Last month, the incoming officers of the USS GERALD R. FORD, Capt. Richard G. Burgess, and the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, Capt. Christopher F. Hill, visited Capitol Hill as part of the Stennis Center for Public Service’s Prospective Commanding Officer Program. 

The purpose of the Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO) Program is to foster connections between members of Congress, senior-level staff, and incoming prospective commanding officers of the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The PCO program takes place during officers’ final steps before assuming command and helps to develop an understanding of national security issues and congressional interests between civilian and congressional leaders and main fleet units. The PCO program also helps improve civil-military relations by facilitating a periodic luncheon or dinner on Capitol Hill for PCOs.

U.S. Navy Leadership Awards

Last month, the Stennis Center for Public Service honored 2022 USS CARL VISNON (CVN 70) award winners as part of its U.S. Navy Leadership Awards Program. The Stennis Center partners with 11 aircraft carriers and Navy Recruiting Command to recognize sailors and commissioned officers who demonstrate outstanding public service leadership. The award winners are nominated by their peers and chosen by a selection board.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) 

The Admiral, The Swamp Fox, and The Bulldog recognize individuals who have demonstrated sustained superior performance and exhibited the most exceptional leadership skills.

2022 “The Admiral ” Leadership Award

LT Alcides Sanchez

2022 “The Swamp Fox” Leadership Award

ABHCS Fernando Diaz

2022 “The Bulldog” Leadership Award

AC1 Seantrice Wade

The U.S. Navy Leadership Awards Program was held on October 14, 2022, in San Diego, California.

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(662) 325-8409

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(202) 546-1837