A Richmond, Maine native and U.S. Navy Petty Officer was recognized as Service Person of the Month.

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Kieleyanne Chaisson, who serves as assistant leading petty officer of the base Religious Ministries Department, was honored for her extensive community service in a virtual ceremony.

According to a press release, Angie Clay, a representative said:

“Petty Officer Chaisson has quickly set herself apart from her peers as the go-to person to coordinate and manage events. She has established herself as an integral part of the team, helping to ensure the smooth running of day-to-day operations. As assistant leading petty officer, she is responsible for professional and personal development of six sailors and completion of daily operations.”

Chaisson has supported various community service programs ranging from toy drives to food programs. She has also supported community organizations for schools, veterans and more.

For her efforts, Chaisson was awarded gift cards and certificates from various local businesses and a plaque.

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She said:

“I just want to take the opportunity to say thank you to everyone who put my name in there and thank you all for the recognition”

Her supervisor, Cmdr. Jamie Stall-Ryan, expressed his appreciation for Chaisson’s contribution to his department as well as her positive attitude.

“She is nothing but a breath of fresh air! She deserves this. She is one of the hardest working people I know. When life hands you lemons, she doesn’t just make lemonade, she puts a little something special in the lemonade we all thoroughly enjoy. We’re happy to have her, happy to see her recognized."

Congratulations Kieleyanne!

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