2008 CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) SHORE SAILOR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCEMENT

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SUBJ/2008 CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) SHORE SAILOR OF THE YEAR 
ANNOUNCEMENT// 


RMKS/1. IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT I ANNOUNCE HM1(SW/AW/FMF) JAMES 
NICHOLSON AS THE 2008 CNO SHORE SAILOR OF THE YEAR.
2. PETTY OFFICER NICHOLSON WAS NOMINATED BY COMMANDER, U.S. PACIFIC 
FLEET. HE WAS SELECTED FROM A FIELD OF FOUR OUTSTANDING CANDIDATES 
REPRESENTING THE FINEST PETTY OFFICERS SERVING ASHORE. A HEARTY 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OTHER FINALISTS:
RATE/NAME                       NOMINATING COMMAND
RP1 (FMF) CHASITY MORALES        COMMANDER, U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAND
EOD1 (EWS/SW) VINCENT DEMAKAS    DEPUTY CNO FOR MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, 
                                 EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SK1 (AW/EXW) KESHA MCKIBBEN      VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS
3. THE COMPETITION WAS EXTREMELY KEEN AND CHARACTERIZED THE HIGH 
CALIBER OF SAILORS SERVING ASHORE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.  
FINALISTS REPRESENTED THEIR COMMANDS IMPRESSIVELY AND CAN BE PROUD OF 
THIS SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT.
4. PETTY OFFICER NICHOLSON WILL TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON, DC IN JULY
2009 TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR HIS SELECTION AS THE CNO SHORE SAILOR OF THE 
YEAR. RECOGNITION WILL INCLUDE MERITORIOUS ADVANCEMENT TO CHIEF PETTY 
OFFICER, AWARDING OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL, AND 
OTHER KEY EVENTS.
5. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL J. C. HARVEY, JR., DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.// 
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