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NAWCAD names Sailor of the Year

Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, Commander Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, (left) and Command Master Chief Sean Carolan (right) presents Aviation Electrician’s Mate (AW) 1st Class Ryan Kirk with the 2012 NAWCAD Sailor of the Year Award during a Jan 15 ceremony.

Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, Commander Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, (left) and Command Master Chief Sean Carolan (right) presents Aviation Electrician’s Mate (AW) 1st Class Ryan Kirk with the 2012 NAWCAD Sailor of the Year Award during a Jan 15 ceremony.

Jan 18, 2013

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NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division named Aviation Electrician’s Mate (AW) 1st Class Ryan Kirk the command’s Sailor of the Year for 2012 during a ceremony Jan. 15.

Kirk, who enlisted in 2000, is assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two One (HX-21) as the Government Inspection Office Leading Petty Officer for the V-22 Hanger here.

During the ceremony Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, NAWCAD Commander, praised Kirk’s leadership in mentoring younger Sailors while meeting the daily maintenance inspection demands of a busy test squadron.

Kirk is also a community leader having served as president of the First Class Petty Officers Association and organized a children’s Christmas party that raised funds to support various command functions.

“Petty Officer Kirk is a model Sailor who consistently excels in the most challenging situations,” said Cmdr. Wade McConvey, HX-21 squadron commander. “His actions contributed immeasurably to the success of my command’s mission in 2012.”

Last year Kirk led a team of contractors and engineers during a two week deployment at sea aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to perform dynamic testing of the MV-22B Tilt-Rotor aircraft . Leadership reported a 100 percent mission success rate during the aircraft carrier deployment due to his efforts.

Kirk plans to make the Navy a career and will go on to compete for the Chief of Naval Operations Sailor of the Year.

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