USS New Orleans Selects Sailors of the Quarter

The commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), Capt. Douglas Verissimo, announced the command’s Sailors of the Quarter (SOQ), Aug. 5.

The SOQ’s were as follows: Chief (select) Boatswain’s Mate Christopher Beach as the Senior Sailor of the Quarter, Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class William Hodor as the Sailor of the Quarter, Operations Specialist 3rd Class Laura Olague as the Junior Sailor of the Quarter, and Electrician’s Mate Fireman Colton Merritt as the Blue Jacket of the Quarter.

At the end of the year all selected Sailors of the Quarter will stand before a board of selected committee members who will determine the command’s 2015 Sailors of the Year.

New Orleans is the second ship in Navy’s San Antonio class of ships, designed to be the most survivable amphibious vessels.

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