Navy Diver 2nd Class Fenn instructor of the year

Groton — Navy Diver Second Class Jason Fenn, an instructor assigned to the Naval Submarine School’s Submarine Escape Trainer, is the Naval Education and Training Command 2012 Junior Enlisted Military Instructor of the Year.

The award recognizes military instructors who epitomize the dedication and professionalism of all instructors throughout the command. Fenn was recognized in a ceremony at the NETC headquarters in Pensacola, Fla.

Rear Adm. Don Quinn, NETC commander, told the instructors who were selected for consideration that their hard work and professionalism “produce the best quality and most effective sailors in the world.”

Fenn, who was the Submarine Learning Center’s 2012 Junior Enlisted Instructor of the Year, is a Master Training Specialist instructor. He was the quickest to qualify in submarine escape, and he also learned how to give medical attention to patients in need inside the facility’s hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

“We have to demonstrate through everything we say and everything we do our belief in the proficiency and effectiveness of whatever course and subject we are teaching,” he said. “I may teach submarine escape but I instill confidence.”

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