In the Military
Pearl Shipyard standouts win League honors
Petty Officer 1st Class Samuel Coatney, a machinist's mate at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, has been named the Hawaii Navy League's senior enlisted service member. He is the project quality engineer for the submarine USS Key West and also the quality assurance department's command fitness leader and financial specialist. Coatney's community service includes volunteering for highway cleanups, restoration work aboard the USS Missouri, and activity days at Aliamanu Intermediate School.
Project Material Manager Eleanor Shimogaki received the George S.B. Walters Shipyard Service Award. The Navy League instituted the award in 2006 to recognize the contributions of civilian shipyard workers.
The naval shipyard is the largest industrial employer in the state of Hawaii with a combined civilian and military work force of about 4,700. In fiscal year 2007, it had an operating budget of $550 million, of which $387 million was payroll for civilian employees.
Rear Adm. Cecil E. Haney has been selected to become the director of the Submarine Warfare Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D.C. Haney is currently serving as commander of Submarine Group 2 in Groton, Conn. Hanley commanded the Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine USS Honolulu in 1996 and later headed Submarine Squadron 1 from June 2002 to July 2004 at Pearl Harbor.
The Hawaii Army Museum Society has presented its annual IHE award to Christina Kemmer, currently serving her fourth term as civilian aide to the secretary of the Army representing the state of Hawaii. In this capacity, she serves as liaison between the secretary and Hawaii's civilian community. Kemmer, executive vice president of Communications Pacific, was recognized for her contributions to the military and civilian communities.
» Hickam Air Force Base: Col. Daniel O. Wyman, command surgeon at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, has been promoted to brigadier general.
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
, who covers military affairs for the Star-Bulletin. He can be reached by phone at 294-4075 or by e-mail at email@example.com