Fallon native is a Sailor of the Year finalist

Churchill County High School graduate and Fallon native Kohl Chrislock.

Churchill County High School graduate and Fallon native Kohl Chrislock.
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A 2013 Churchill County High School graduate and Fallon native was named a 2022 Sailor of the Year finalist for Naval Education and Training Command at a ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., May 11.

Naval Equipment Operator 1st Class Kohl Chrislock serves as a leading petty officer (LPO) at Naval Special Warfare Logistical Support Unit 2 in Little Creek, Virginia.

Chrislock was one of four finalists who competed for the title of NETC SOY, rising through several competitions to represent the top achievers from a pool of thousands of military members within the MyNavy HR Force Development domain.

Chrislock is currently serving as a LPO, training to be a dispatcher to provide dispatch support for 19 Naval Special Warfare commands and first echelon maintenance on 775 units of Civil Engineer Support Equipment. Previously, as an equipment operator “A” school LPO, Chrislock was responsible for 14 instructors and the technical instruction of 963 joint service students. Additionally, Chrislock served as the Command Drug and Alcohol Program Adviser, informing the commanding officer on all matters relating to alcohol or drugs.

"It means the world to me to represent the equipment operator school as the LPO," said Chrislock. "It is a privilege I never thought I would have to directly contribute to my peers’ growth and the future of the equipment operator rate."

Rear Admiral Pete Garvin, commander, NETC, praised the group of finalists; “While we can only select one of these fine shipmates to be NETC’s Sailor of the Year, the close competition at this level is a testament to all of them, to their professionalism and dedication. They truly embody what it means to serve in the United States Navy.”

Chrislock is most proud of seeing the accession students promote shortly after leaving the schoolhouse and admires fellow instructors and their personal developments achieved over the course of being at the schoolhouse.

Chrislock is married to Shawni Chrislock.

Chrislock is proud to serve the U.S. Navy and credits following a friend into service and continuing a family tradition of serving in the Armed Forces.

NETC is the U.S. Navy’s Force Development pillar and largest shore command. Through its “Street to Fleet” focus, NETC recruits civilians and transforms them into skilled warfighters ready to meet the current and future needs of the U.S. Navy.

For information about NETC, visit the command’s website at netc.navy.mil and follow MyNavy HR on Facebook at facebook.com/MyNavyHR.


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