16 Jul '13, 12am

This year's Sailor of the Year is "Big Brother" to his junior sailors. #smoy2013

This year's Sailor of the Year is "Big Brother" to his junior sailors. #smoy2013

FORT GORDON, GA. — From collecting intelligence in Afghanistan to remotely tracking pirates around the world to defusing improvised explosive devices in Iraq, Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 1st Class (IDW/EXW/DV) Joshua Beemer has done it all, often while operating above his paygrade. And whether he’s at home or deployed, he also invests hundreds of hours of his personal time to help the community around him. He’s helped children in Afghanistan further their education, he’s helped sailors further their careers and he’s helped render honors for fallen comrades. For his demonstrated commitment to serving others, Beemer is our 2013 Navy Times Sailor of the Year. Currently stationed at Navy Information Operations Command at Fort Gordon, Beemer monitors pirates, hijacked ships and maritime crime around the world. He is only just settling back into stateside life after re...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20130715/CAREERS/3071500...

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