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Z-Gram #107; dated 10 March 1972

CNO Sailors of the Year

R 101800Z MAR 72 ZEO ZOC
FM CNO (Z-107)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS//N01650//
CNO SAILORS OF THE YEAR

1. SECRETARY OF THE NAVY JOHN CHAFFEE [sic] AND I ARE PLEASED TO JOIN ADMIRAL CLANEY AND ADMIRAL DUNCAN IN ANNOUNCING THE NAMES OF THE NAVYMEN CHOSEN AS THE CNO SAILORS OF THE YEAR. THESE TWO PETTY OFFICERS, CHOSEN BY THE FLEET COMMANDERS, EXEMPLIFY THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE DEDICATED THEIR ENERGIES AND ABILITIES TO THE DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY THROUGH SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY. THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENTS ARE:

CINCPACFLT—SM1 WAYNE PAUL SAPEL, USN, [SSN]

CINCLANTFLT—TM1(SS) RICHARD WILLIAM COREY, USN, [SSN]

THESE TWO PETTY OFFICERS WILL VISIT WASHINGTON IN MARCH TO RECEIVE SECRETARY CHAFEE’S AND MY CONGRATULATIONS AND MERITORIOUS PROMOTION. THEY AND THEIR WIVES WILL ENJOY FIVE DAYS OF R&R AT A LOCATION OF THEIR CHOICE WITHIN CONUS.

2. WE HAVE BEEN PLEASED TO SEE SO MUCH INTEREST IN THIS PROGRAM AND HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND NEXT YEAR’S COMPETITION TO THE ENTIRE NAVY. DETAILS WILL BE PROMULGATED AT A LATER DATE. E. R. ZUMWALT, ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.

BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
CINCLANTFLT: Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
CINCPACFLT: Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet
CONUS: continental United States

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Published:Thu Oct 27 06:25:03 EDT 2016