Shipbuilders Recognized During National Quality Month
Published November 15, 2023
A team working on the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) onboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) was recognized for its work during National Quality Month.
Supervisor Antawn Cooper (X31) led the team, which is overhauling load centers on the aircraft carrier. In 2023 alone, the team has overhauled 10 load centers and returned them to the Navy in brand new shape.
Overhauling a load center is a huge task, and to do this consistently, without mistakes, is outstanding. Although this is young team in terms of shipyard experience, its confidence is high and the entire team works as one.
Apprentice Steven Dewey (X42) asks great questions and is always willing to help his fellow shipbuilders. That approach helped earn him recognition during National Quality Month.
Working on Enterprise (CVN 80), he has worked on engine room decks, specifically with steam plant pipe, and is very precise, making sure to follow the criteria in each procedure. If he sees a fellow X42 shipbuilder having an issue, he doesn’t hesitate to assist and help them resolve the problem.
His good work and attitude rubs off on others. Because he always helps new hires in the crew, it gives them a jump start to get to Dewey’s level of work ethic and quality.
Pipefitter Lindsey Dodds (X42) was recognized for her outstanding work on John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) during National Quality Month.
Dodds has taken the lead on removing and returning nuclear test gear and nuclear temp support systems to the proper locations. She has ensured all gear is capped and tagged, and that all the necessary documentation is correct before the gear is shipped out.
Her outstanding effort helps ensure all gear has been accounted for and properly maintained with no damage or lost material.