Theodore Roosevelt Association Honors Junior Naval Officer for Leadership

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kris R. Lindstrom and Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Wyatt L. Anthony, USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs   NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — The Theodore Roosevelt […]
By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kris R. Lindstrom and Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Wyatt L. Anthony, USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs

 

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — The Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) presented the 2014 Junior Officer of the Year award to an officer assigned to aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) at the University Club in New York, New York, Oct. 25.

Lt. James D. Carson received the award during the TRA’s 95th annual meeting.

Since 1992, the TRA has presented the award annually to a junior officer aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR) who most closely exemplifies the exceptional leadership, pride, professionalism and dedication to duty inherent in President Theodore Roosevelt.

“I can say, unreservedly, that Lt. Carson is deserving of the Theodore Roosevelt Junior Officer Leadership Award,” said Capt. Daniel Grieco, TR’s commanding officer. “His selflessness and dedication to duty aren’t only in keeping with the finest traditions of the U.S. Navy, but reflect the quintessential qualities of what it means to be a naval officer. He is, in fact, the man in the arena.”

Carson, a native of Portland, Oregon, graduated from Brigham Young University, Idaho, with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2006. Upon graduation, he attended Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, where he earned his Juris Doctor. In 2010, the Florida State Bar admitted Carson to legal practice, and he received his commission into the U.S. Navy.

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