USO Japan honors volunteers: ICO IC2(SW/AW) Taylor E. Messinger

ICO IC2(SW/AW) Taylor E. Messinger, Naval Air Facility Atsugi
ICO IC2(SW/AW) Taylor E. Messinger, Naval Air Facility Atsugi

USO Japan honors volunteers: ICO IC2(SW/AW) Taylor E. Messinger

by Stripes Japan
Stripes Japan

Service Member of the Year: ICO IC2(SW/AW) Taylor E. Messinger, Naval Air Facility Atsugi

Messinger joined the Navy in 2011. In 2017, Petty Officer Messinger reported to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. Before his arrival, Messinger was assigned to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), where he completed three deployments and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.  Currently, he is the Assistant Leading PO in Runway Support Division as well as the Work Center Supervisor for OS50. He is responsible for providing combat readiness support to Commander, Fleet Air WESTPAC, Commander Carrier Air Wing FIVE, HELMARSTRKRON FIVE ONE, and 23 other tenant commands. He enjoys playing sports, traveling, and spending time with friends. Messinger continues to work hard toward advancement to First Class Petty Officer, along with being accepted to the All-Navy Softball Team.

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