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NEWS | Dec. 17, 2018

NAVCONBRIG's Sailor of the Year continues to excel

By James Greenway Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston

Yeoman First Class Kealy R. Lee was named the Navy Consolidated Brig Charleston's Sailor of the Year by Cmdr. Carl W. Brobst, NAVCONBRIG Charleston's commander Oct. 15, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston's Naval Weapons Station. The ceremony was held during a commanding officer’s all-hands call where Lee was presented a plaque for the unique honor and achievement.  

As the command's Sailor of the Year, she was also selected as Navy Corrections Sailor of the Year, representing all Navy corrections. She went on to be selected as the Bureau of Naval Personnel's Command Enterprise Sailor of the Year by Rear Adm J.W. Hughes and Force Master Chief Scott Rossiter Nov. 12, 2018, in Millington, Tennessee. Lee will move on to compete at the next level for Military Personnel Training and Education Sailor of the Year at Pensacola, Florida.

“This award is the culmination of endless hard work and commitment she has put forth this past year here at NAVCONBRIG Charleston,” said Brobst, “Lee is a shining example of what a deckplate leader should look like.”

Lee is entering her 15th year in the United States Navy from the time she enlisted April 9, 2003. She is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and has served in a variety of operational assignments. In addition to her primary duties as admin leading petty officer, she is also the command's lead defense travel coordinator, assistant command managed equal opportunity coordinator, augmentation section leader, family care coordinator and Surface Navy Association treasurer.    

NAVCONBRIG Charleston’s mission is to ensure the security, good order, discipline and safety of prisoners and detained personnel; to return as many personnel to honorable service as possible; and to teach skills necessary to become productive citizens.