Groton — Sonar Technician First Class Petty Officer James Richards was honored as the Naval Submarine School Sailor of the Quarter Nov. 13 in a ceremony sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 20.
Richards is an instructor in the Combat Systems Maintenance Division, Pipeline Technical Training Department. Capt. David A. Roberts, the school’s commanding officer, praised his “outstanding dedication” in adapting an antiquated fleet maintenance system and assuring the division was trained and ready.
Richards received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Gold Star in lieu of Fourth Award.
Parachute Rigger First Class Steven Robson, Fire Control Technician First Class Sean Goodner, Hospital Corpsman First Class Christopher Johnson and Fire Control Technician First Class Boris Skopovi were also honored as Department Sailors of the Quarter.
The Naval Submarine School First Class Petty Officer Association selected Sonar Technician Second Class Adam Copeland as the Junior Sailor of the Quarter. Sonar Technician Second Class Sidney Morris, Sonar Technician Second Class Gregory Avila, Navy Diver Second Class James Swearingen and Sonar Technician Second Class Matthew Vine were nominated.
Navy Diver Second Class Jason Fenn was recognized as the Instructor of the Quarter.