By Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Johnson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific
SINGAPORE – Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) named Legalman (LN) 1st Class Rebecca Duclayan as its senior Sailor of the year during a ceremony Dec. 7.
As COMLOG WESTPAC staff legalman and N1 department leading petty officer, Duclayan provides legal and military justice assistance to active duty, civilians and their dependents. She also manages all aspects of administration and defense travel with a $4.8-million budget.
“LN1’s performance has been nothing short of outstanding,” said Chief Navy Counselor Anthony Blarek, Duclayan’s leading chief petty officer. “She’s a great leader and mentor and always comes through no matter what the task is.”
Duclayan said not only is it an honor, but a responsibility to represent the command.
“It’s very humbling,” said Duclayan. “I grew up in the Navy and every person I’ve met, senior or junior to me, has helped shape the Sailor and leader that I am today. It’s they who really deserve this award because I wouldn’t be where I am today if it was not for them.
In addition to her primary duties, Duclayan is also an active member in the community, volunteering for numerous events, including the Second Angel Christmas Tree donation drive and the Community Holiday Party.
Individual selection criteria for the awards was based upon an exemplary performance of tasks, contributions that enhanced organization accomplishment of command objectives, mission, teamwork or public image, and one’s professional attitude toward self and others.