Name: Petty Officer 3rd Class Javontae Kelly

Age: 22

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan  

Job: Operations Specialist onboard USS Iwo Jima

Years Of Service: 3 ½ years

Hero: Bay Max (Big Hero Six)

Quote: "The difference between boys and men, are the lessons they learn." - Edward Kelly

Best Advice: "You should be just like a clock. No matter what happens keep on moving." -  Stacy Bollan  

Why He Was Chosen: Kelly stands out as an outstanding Sailor aboard USS Iwo Jima for his consistent positive attitude. He handles his daily tasks with a smile on his face and a desire to boost morale among every crew member he comes into contact with. Kelly is a prominent member of the command's CSADD committee and also continually volunteers to help with command and base wide events as well as the Habitat for Humanity organization.