PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Dec. 12, 2014) Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii Executive Officer Capt. George Suther presents BU1 (SCW) Marco Wood with the 2014 command plaque for Senior Sailor of the Year Dec. 12 at the Self Help offices on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Selection was made based on professional achievement while serving as Self Help Leading Petty Officer (LPO) for NAVFAC Hawaii from January 2014 – December 2014. Wood assisted with the drafting and implementation of a new Self Help mentorship program which provided a solid mentor/mentee relationship amongst 18 Sailors keeping directly in line with “brilliant on the basics.” As LPO he expertly led 18 Sailors in the production of over 75 minor construction projects throughout Navy Region Hawaii which consists of 7,400 man-days and an excess of $1.5 million. Additionally, through his superlative leadership, he instituted a rigorous in-rate training plan which led to a 50 percent increase in advancement scores and three Sailors advancing to the next pay grade. (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii, Public Affairs/Released)

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