The Stennis Center Honors 2020 and 2021 USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH U.S. Navy Leadership Award Winners

Earlier this month, the Stennis Center for Public Service honored 2020 and 2021 USS H.W. George Bush (CVN 77) award winners (pictured above with Stennis Center Executive Director, Dr. Brian Pugh, and Director of Civil-Military Programs, Charlie Abell) as part of its U.S. Navy Leadership Awards Program. The Stennis Center partners with nine 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 George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) 

Awards are presented on the USS George H.W. Bush to recognize individuals who have demonstrated sustained superior performance and exhibited exceptional leadership skills.

President George H.W. Bush Award

George H.W. Bush is the ship’s namesake and the 41st president of the United States. His myriad leadership contributions and strong moral courage are trademarks that reside within the spirit of the entire crew.

CWO2 Ronny Barrio

2020 President George H. W. Bush Leadership Award

LT Alina Sanders

2021 President George H. W. Bush Leadership Award

Aviation Radioman Second Class John L. Delaney Award

Aviation Radioman Second Class John L. Delaney was an outstanding sailor with exemplary character. He displayed notable peer leadership potential as an aircrew member during World War II. He is remembered for his humor, loyalty to shipmates and family, and fierce courage.

MMN1 Devin Mitchell

2020 Aviation Radioman Second Class John L. Delaney Leadership Award

MMN1 Justin William Cummins

2021 Aviation Radioman Second Class John L. Delaney Leadership Award

Senior Chief Storekeeper Charles G. Zwierzynski Award

Senior Chief Storekeeper Charles G. Zwierzynski epitomized the qualities that define deckplate leadership. His steadfast devotion to duty, moral courage, tenacity, and exemplary spirit remain an inspiration to all sailors, peers, and seniors he served with throughout his career. He exemplified the Navy Core Values in his daily actions and influenced those around him to excel.

ABHCS Shannon Hawkins

2020 Senior Chief Storekeeper Charles G. Zwierzynski Leadership Award

ETNC/E-7 Joshua M. Bohr

2021 Senior Chief Storekeeper Charles G. Zwierzynski Leadership Award

The U.S. Navy Leadership Awards Program was held on October 15, 2021, in Norfolk, Virginia.

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