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Hospital Corpsman Second Class Jordan Gray, from the Naval Branch Health Clinic Groton on Naval Submarine Base, has been named May's Service Person of the Month by the Mystic Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut.
Sponsored by the Chamber and local service organizations such as the Mystic Rotary, the award recognizes service members in the southeastern Connecticut community for their work and dedication.
A Little Rock, Ark., native, Gray entered the Navy in 2007. He serves as assistant leading petty officer for Undersea Medicine Department, assistant Command Fitness Leader and department career counselor.
Hospital Corpsman First Class Clayton Huss, leading petty officer for NBHC's Undersea Medicine Department, said, "Petty Officer Gray is a remarkable sailor ... On a day-to-day basis, he works many hours to help not only our department but the clinic as a whole to excel on base and out in the local community."
For the last two years Gray has helped oversee reception of food items for the Caring and Sharing program for military families in need. He serves as command coordinator for the STARBASE program promoting educational awareness on science, technology, engineering and math subjects. He is a member of the command's team preparing for possible public health disasters and devoted 250 hours to the Civilian Emergency Response Team, which assists in disaster and health concern preparedness.
"I am honored to be service person of the month," said Gray. "I've lived in Groton for two years and over these years, I have grown very fond of this community and I feel it's very important to give back. That is something I try to achieve every day. "