Name: Jonathan J. Wishinski
Hometown: Sloatsburg, NY
Job: Aviation Ordinanceman aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)
Years of Service: 3 Years
Mentor: AO1 Richard K. Roux
Interests: Running, Bass Fishing and Free Diving
Why Was He Chosen: AOAN Wishinski was a key player in the complete rehabilitation of 11 departmental spaces encompassing 30,000 square feet of ordnance storage space through over 1,200 man hours during Iwo Jima post- deployment CNO availability. He was also instrumental in ensuring over 57 Consolidated Ships Maintenance Plan (CSMP) actions were completed with the highest degree of quality and workmanship. Furthermore, his steadfast dedication to mission accomplishment was evident during the rebuild of five critical magazine sprinkler valves in record time, increasing the material condition of the magazines in preparations for a compressed training cycle and saving the Navy over $200,000 in contractor costs. His meticulous attention to detail during all ordnance related evolutions was a key factor un the command's receipt of the 2015 Battle Effectiveness award for sustained continued performance.
Primary Job & Responsibilities Onboard: Ordnance Team Member: responsible for the safe handling, stowage, issue and receipt of conventional ordnance and the scheduled/ unscheduled maintenance of 10 ammunition magazines. HAZMAT Petty Officer: As the work center's HAZMAT Petty Officer, he made sure all personnel were properly educated on the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials, Material Safety Data Sheets, Personal Protective equipment and Pre-operational Maintenance System checks.