PO2(SW) Alexander Peppin of USS Farragut (DDG 99)

Job:  Admin LPO

Age:  23

Hometown:  Wonder Lake, IL

Favorite Hobby:  Camping

Hero:  My Grandfather

Best Piece of Advice Received:  Work hard, be honest, and help who are in need.

Goal for the Navy:  To learn as much about my job in the Navy and to pass that knowledge on to those who seek it.

How has the Navy Improved Your Life:  By giving me the knowledge, skills, experience and professionalism that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Why was this Sailor Chosen to be Highlighted:  PO2(SW) Peppin has assumed several roles normally filled by a senior petty officer. He currently serves as the Personnel Officer, Ship's Secretary, Legal Assistant and Administrative Division LPO managing 9 Sailors.  He expertly supervised the completion of over 1000 correspondence files and pay transactions.  Under his guidance, ADMIN produced 3 advancements, 2 ESWS qualifications, 1 SOQ and 2 BJOQs for FY2016.  Petty Officer Peppin earned nomination as the FY2016(Q2) Junior Sailor of the Quarter and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals during his tenure.