Tentinger is named 2004 Sailor of the Year

Tentinger is named 2004 Sailor of the Year by Mike Miller Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Larry G. Tentinger was selected as the 2004 Navy Reserve Force Sailor of the Year in New Orleans, April 28.

Commander, Navy Reserve Force Vice Adm. John G. Cotton announced the selection in ceremonies at Navy Reserve Force headquarters here.

"I am both humbled and honored," Tentinger said. "This is an opportunity to represent the type of person who junior sailors can trust and emulate, and also the type of person who superiors can trust to get the job done."

Tentinger is a Selected Reservist attached to Fleet Hospital Dallas, Sioux City Det. at Navy Reserve Center Sioux City, IA. He was selected from a group of five finalists.

"There are about 55,000 enlisted Navy Reservists, and these are the best five out of that whole bunch. That's pretty amazing," Cotton said. "They are all winners. They will probably all make chief petty officer, because they are the best of the best."

Cotton awarded each selectee a Navy Commendation Medal for meritorious service, service that led to selection as a Reserve Force Sailor of the Year finalist.

Tentinger will be advanced to chief petty officer during the Navy Sailor of the Year recognition week in Washington, DC in July.

For related news, visit the Commander, Naval Reserve Force Navy NewsStand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/nrf.

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