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A Navy Chief is facing espionage and other criminal charges over allegations that he delivered classified information to a foreign contact in 2022 and 2023.
Chief Fire Controlman (Aegis) Bryce Steven Pedicini faces eight espionage charge specifications for alleged crimes that occurred between November 2022 and May, according to a copy of his charge sheet obtained by Navy Times.
Edison, New Jersey native and U.S. Navy Religious Programs Specialist 3 (RP3) Jordan Warren, was recently provided an opportunity to leverage his passion and skill in professional wrestling. RP3 Warren serves as a chaplain’s assistant with Marine Aircraft Logistics Squadron 24, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. He is on a mission to achieve his childhood dream of competing at the Olympics.
The journey that ultimately landed Warren a position on the All-Navy Wrestling team began when he first stepped onto the wrestling mat in the 5th grade. His dedication to the sport continued throughout middle and high school. After high school, Warren enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He feared his days of competitive wrestling would be behind him, or at least on hold. Little did he know, the opportunity to pursue his passion would present itself shortly after he arrived at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
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SUBJ/MRS. SYBIL STOCKDALE OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATION AND
AMPN/REF A is OPNAVINST 1750.1H, (The Navy Family Ombudsman Program)//
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the annual Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of
the Year Award nomination/selection process and presentation requirements for
Calendar Year 2024. Navy Ombudsman who have served in good standing for at
least one year, culminating no later than the due date in paragraph 6.a, are
eligible to be nominated for the 2024 award.
2. This award was inspired by Mrs. Sybil Stockdale, who set an unflagging
example for her support for families of other prisoners of war during the
seven year internment in Southeast Asia of her husband, Vice Admiral James
Bond Stockdale. The Ombudsman of the Year Award is presented to (4)
ombudsmen who have served their command and Navy families with selfless
dedication and commitment to family readiness in the following categories:
a. Afloat command (Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
b. Afloat command (Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Command (COMPACFLT)).
c. Reserve command (Commander, Navy Reserve Force (COMNAVRESFOR)).
d. Ashore Command. The following commands are authorized to submit one
nomination to Director, Navy Staff (per paragraph 6b) to compete from their
(1) Each Echelon 2 Navy Shore Activity (direct report to OPNAV)
(4) U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. Naval Forces Africa (CNE-CNA)
3. Criteria for Ombudsman of the Year:
a. Must have demonstrated the ability to effectively communicate between
the Navy family and the command.
b. Must have maintained the highest standards of professionalism and
confidentiality while providing a positive example for command members and
c. Must have facilitated and promoted a healthy sense of community among
command families by assisting and supporting Navy families to include
emergencies, mobilization, or deployment.
d. Must have demonstrated consistent compliance with training, data
collection, and required reports per reference (a).
4. Eligibility requirements for Ombudsman of the Year:
a. Award nominees must be registered in the Ombudsman Registry,
https://ombudsmanregistry.cnic.navy.mil/, and have distinguished themselves
in supporting Navy families.
b. Must have served as an Ombudsman in good standing for at least one
year and embody the core values of the Ombudsman Program.
5. Submit nomination packages in the following format:
a. Cover letter to category sponsors via the chain of command, with the
b. Enclosure (1) Summary of action, not to exceed two pages, addressing
each of the criterion set forth in paragraph 3 (above).
c. Enclosure (2) Short biography of the nominee.
d. Enclosure (3) Letter from the Fleet and Family Support Center
Director or Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) validating involvement in
Ombudsman assemblies and advanced training.
e. Enclosure (4), as needed: Additional supporting information (e.g., a
letter of support for nomination from former Commanding Officers, Command
Point of Contact, or Command Support Team; letters of appreciation presented
by Commanding Officers or family members).
6. Nomination and selection process:
a. Packages are due no later than 10 May 2024. Submit Afloat and
Reserve Command nomination packages to the appropriate organizations in
paragraphs 2a, 2b, and 2c (above).
b. Ombudsman of the Year representatives from Echelon 2 Navy Shore
Activities (direct report to OPNAV), COMUSFLTFORCOM (Shore), COMPACFLT
(Shore) and CNE-CNA (Shore) submit nomination packages to Director,
Navy Staff, CMDCM Michael Carbone at michael.g.carbone2.mil(AT)us.navy.mil
and Commander Navy Installations Command, FORCM Jason Dunn at
c. COMUSFLTFORCOM and COMPACFLT will select a shore finalist and provide
nominees information to Director, Navy Staff to compete for Ombudsman of
the Year (Ashore) no later than 14 June 2024.
d. COMUSFLTFORCOM, COMPACFLT, and COMNAVRESFOR will select a finalist
for their respective category and provide awardee information to Director,
Navy Staff no later than 21 June 2024 for inclusion in a NAVADMIN announcing
all four winners.
7. Type Commanders or designated representative will present awards in
September 2024, during an Ombudsman Appreciation event.
8. Additional information is located at https://ffr.cnic.navy.mil/Family-
9. Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//