Atsugi sailor lauded for work ethic, volunteering
NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI - Each week Naval Air Facility Atsugi recognizes a Sailor who has shown exceptional work ethic, skill and knowledge of their craft. The Sailor, nominated by their command, is granted the title Sailor of the Week and is given a letter of recognition by the Commanding Officer of NAF Atsugi and guest host of the base’s weekly Captains Call program.
This week’s Sailor of the Week is Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Sibei He. He’s job description as a Personnel Specialist requires her to act as a transfer and separation clerk in the Personnel Specialist Detachment (PSD) of NAF Atsugi. She is responsible for the processing of all Officer and Enlisted transfer and separation paperwork along with tracking of all allocated pay for service members.
Supporting over 4,000 personnel and approximately 51 commands, He’s department takes care of all transportation costs, passports, receipts, and identification cards for armed service members and their dependents.
Petty Officer He joined the Navy in 2010 after graduating from Benjamin Cardozo High School, in Queens New York. “Dozo”, as referred to by some of the students, is also recognized as one of the finest high schools in the United States. The school is known for its Mentor Law and Humanities program along with a variety of other Honors and Advanced Placement Courses. Unlike many of her classmates graduating from the prestigious school who now attend private Universities, He chose not follow in their footsteps. She wanted to do something different.
“You can learn so much more from the Navy and the real world challenges it presents, than you can learn in a classroom,” said He. “My mother didn’t agree with my decision at first, but she’s not complaining now.”
In addition to her work as a personnel specialist, He is also an avid philanthropist and well recognized by her co-workers for her consistent volunteer efforts.
“As a single Sailor I like to keep myself occupied with something meaningful for me and helpful for the people I am assisting,” said He. “Aside from that, it’s actually pretty fun getting to know more people through volunteering.”
Petty Officer He has received numerous awards since joining the Navy including Personnel Specialist Department Junior Sailor of the Quarter, NAF Atsugi Junior Sailor of the Quarter, Zenkokai Good Deed of the year, USO Gala Service Member of the Year and now NAF Atsugi Sailor of the Week.
He has also received constant praises from her department including an encouraging letter of appreciation from her division officer stating, “He’s performance has been outstanding. She is an exemplary professional, a highly motivated and knowledgeable personnel specialist.”