PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Nov. 24, 2015) Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)Hawaii Commanding Officer Capt. Dean Tufts presents a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Gold Star in Lieu of Third Award) to Chief Builder (SCW) Boy Julito L. Talaro Nov. 24 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The award is for “professional achievement while serving as Leading Chief Petty Officer for NAVFAC Hawaii and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from September 2012 – November 2015. Talaro’s professionalism provided the foundation for personnel development and mission success while maximizing division effectiveness. He oversaw 13 critical command programs and maintained an impressive 92% retention rate while facilitating shop integration which increased responsiveness and increased the technical skills of every Sailor. His superb achievements culminated a career of 20 years of loyal and faithful service to his country….” (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)

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