ESWS Pinning Ceremony

Legalman 1st Class Melissa Whitaker with Capt. Larry G. Getz, commanding officer of USS Kearsarge after an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pinning ceremony.

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Legalman 1st Class Melissa Whitaker, attached to amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), poses for a photo with Capt. Larry G. Getz, commanding officer of USS Kearsarge after the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pinning ceremony. Whitaker earned her ESWS device after months of hard work completing the ship’s warfare qualification program. USS Kearsarge is currently deployed to the United States Fifth Fleet area of operations.