Name (rate/rank, first and last name): STG1 (SW) Justin Karstens

Job: Anti-Submarine Warfare Advanced Warfare Training Instructor, Combat Acoustics Leading Petty Officer at CSCS Mayport

Age: 37

Hometown: Cape May Court House, NJ

Favorite Hobby: Watching Football

Hero: Joe Paterno (Best college football coach in the entire world)

Best Piece of Advice Received: You can learn from anyone, never turn down an opportunity to do something new. 

Goal for the Navy: Advance in paygrade, retire, and enjoy life.

How has the Navy Improved Your Life? It has given me the opportunity to serve our country and follow in my father's footsteps.

Why was this Sailor Chosen to be Highlighted?

Other than being an outstanding instructor, Petty Officer Karstens is my go to guy for any and all objectives. Whenever a task comes up (wrapping computer, sandbags, chairs, etc.) he is routinely the first one to jump up and help. 

He is extremely motivated and dedicated to CSCS's mission and the Navy. He led two Advanced Warfare Training (AWT) mission preparations for local CRUDES ships and leads a division of three fellow First Class Petty Officers.