Sailor of the Quarter is an accolade given to an exemplary sailor, selected by a board of senior enlisted out of multiple competitive entries, for their accomplishments.
McMenamin’s selection for this honor shows that she proudly represents the “Spirit of Freedom,” the ship’s nickname.
“My proudest accomplishments in the Navy have been many things, such as graduating with my master’s degree, getting dual qualifications for both Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist, and now being named Sailor of the Quarter,” said McMenamin.
“I’ve always learned from my hometown to give 100 percent in whatever I do,” added McMenamin. “Be nice to everyone you meet and know that whatever life throws at you, you will get through it.”
Aircraft carriers, such as USS George Washington, project power and presence worldwide by serving as the cornerstone of a Carrier Strike Group and launching and landing various types of aircraft.
George Washington is undergoing refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipyard. RCOH is a multi-year project performed only during a carrier’s 50-year service life that includes refueling the ship’s two nuclear reactors, as well as significant repairs, upgrades and modernization.
USS George Washington is named after the first President of the United States.
The ship’s motto is “First in War, First in Peace.”