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Albion native named Mid-Atlantic junior sailor of the year

Posted 7 December 2015 at 12:00 am

John D. Stageman

Press Release
Navy Office of Community Outreach

NORFOLK, Va. – Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class John D. Stageman, an Albion native, was recently selected as the Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Junior Sailor of the Year for 2015.

“I’m honored to be selected and that the board recognized all the effort and hard work I put in this year,” said Stageman, who has been in the Navy for nine years and currently works in the Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation department for Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. “I’m really grateful for the opportunity to represent my command and community.”

Stageman is a 2006 graduate of Charles D’Amico High School. His mother, Darla Stageman, resides in Albion and his father, David Stageman, lives in Rochester.

The Junior Sailor of the Year award is part of a program established in the interest of recognizing superior performance of enlisted personnel with emphasis on outstanding achievements, exemplary personal conduct and military bearing, and demonstrated initiative in the performance of duty.

In addition to recognizing outstanding performance, this program motivates personnel to strive for improvement in their assigned duties, military behavior, appearance, and leadership.