BREMERTON, Wash. - Navy Electronics Technician 2nd Class Elisha L. Juve has been awarded the prestigious Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Juve was aboard the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, stationed in the Persian Gulf. Subsequently, the ship moved to the Arabian Sea, where many missions were launched during Operation Enduring Freedom.
As the only sailor from his division to be recognized with this award, Juve was commended for the following: "Professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as combat systems workcenter supervisor and technician in USS Carl Vinson from July 2001-January 2002. Petty Officer Juve consistently performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner while deployed to the Western Pacific and North Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Using his superb technical skills, he isolated and corrected four have-quick transceiver programming errors resulting in reliable anti-jam communications between Carl Vinson and carrier Air Wing Eleven aircraft. Vital to mission success, findings were documented and provided to other task force units resolving similar problems. Displaying outstanding leadership, he directly supervised the performance of critical maintenance to communication systems, including the immediate repair of 34 satellite communications faults. Petty Officer Juve's professionalism and exceptional devotion to duty reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." - signed by Captain R.B. Wren, Commanding Officer of the United States Navy.
Juve, a 1997 graduate of Grant Union High School, joined the U.S. Navy in May 1998. He also was named sailor of the quarter from July-September 2001 and is currently stationed at Puget Sound Naval Station at Bremerton, Wash. Elisha is the son of Mark and Jenny Juve of John Day.
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