Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Kenney announced the selection of Petty Officer Second Class Aaron Trotter as Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East Fiscal Year 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year on Oct. 16.


Trotter graduated from Cabot High School in 2009. He joined the U.S. Navy in 2010.


Construction Electrician Second Class Trotter is responsible for managing ten host-nation employees and four Seabees responsible for maintenance and repair of 85 facilities supporting Naval Air Facilities Misawa, Japan, Commander, Task Force 72 and deployed Naval Air Forces.


“It is such an honor to be selected as Junior Sailor of the Year for NAVFAC Far East,” said Trotter. “I give all of the credit my command that has been there for me since my first day in Misawa, Japan. I am truly blessed to be able to work with great people doing a job that I am passionate about.”


Trotter is also passionate about physical fitness. As command fitness leader, his programs have increased the performance level of personnel. He leads by example, consistently scoring outstanding in his fitness assessments. Trotter supports local youth sports and youth mentoring. Last year, he volunteered more than 30 hours as a youth basketball coach. Trotter led several events during the Misawa, Japan Special Olympics in October 2016, providing a memorable experience for 50 Japanese children.


“He is always a consummate professional,” said Senior Chief Derrick Stephens, NAVFAC Far East senior enlisted advisor. “His technical expertise and unrelenting attention to detail dramatically impacts Public Works Department Misawa operations.”