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YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Commander, Naval Forces Korea has named a pair of electronics-system technicians as its senior and junior sailors of the quarter.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Rodderick McPhaul was named senior sailor of the quarter, while Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Williams was chosen junior sailor of the quarter.

Each quarter of the calendar year, chief petty officers from around CNFK nominate sailors who “display qualities important to being a future enlisted Navy leader,” officials said.

McPhaul, a nine-year Navy veteran, wears several hats: everything from maintaining shipboard-communications systems to software programming to system engineering.

“It feels great to know that my boss and other leaders think I am doing a good job,” McPhaul said in a Navy news release.

Williams’ job is more hands-on in repairing various systems.

“Some call us ‘everything techs,’ which I totally agree with,” Williams said in the release. “My main job is fixing cryptographic equipment but I also work on satellite communications equipment, local area networks and computer equipment.”

Williams has served in the Navy for four years.

The awards are split into two categories. The senior sailor is selected from the ranks of third- and second-class petty officers; the junior sailor is selected from ranks between seaman recruit and petty officer second class.


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