The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) revealed their pick for Sailor of the Year for 2009 on Friday, according to a feature on the official Navy website. Rear Admiral Mike Lyden, Commander of NAVSUP, named Logistics Specialist 1st Class (SW/MTS) Michael K. Hendricks as 2009 Sailor of the Year.
In naming Hendricks, Lyden said the following: “He received this honor for his superb performance as leading petty officer of the Navy’s largest fleet Mail Center at FISC Sigonella, detachment Bahrain. His experience and expertise were instrumental in Fleet Mail Center Bahrain excelling in providing 24/7 customer service in movement of more than 15 million pounds of mail cargo to 88 deployed ships, 24 mobile units, and 50 shore based tenant commands.”
Hendricks was also named 2009 Senior Sailor of the Year for Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers in San Diego, California. Rear Admiral Mark F. Heinrich, the Commander of Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers, said the following of Hendricks: “Petty Officer Hendricks is an outstanding example of today’s professional sailor and his superlative accomplishments speak to his dynamic, hands-on leadership.”
Rear Admiral Lyden said further: “Our selection for NAVSUP Sailor of the Year was a difficult one. In the running were two other outstanding sailors who have also gone above and beyond their calls to duty — LS1 (Logistics Specialist 1st Class) (SW/AW) William Barr, Naval Inventory Control Point’s 2009 Sailor of the Year; and GM1 (Gunner’s Mate 1st Class) Julia Neuweiler, Naval Operational Logistics Center’s 2009 Sailor of the Year,” recognizing the other sailors who were also considered for the award.