By MC1 (EXW/SW/AW) Stacy Laseter

Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

YN3 Antonio Draughn, OS2 Zachary Coffman, and MU1 Kevin Creasy were named Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Blue Jacket, Junior Sailor and Senior Sailor of the First Quarter 2017, respectively.

Draughn has served in the Navy for four years and hails from Waldorf, Maryland.

He said he hopes to make the Navy a career, and thanks his chain of command for the opportunity to be selected as Blue Jacket of the Quarter.

"I want to thank my leadership for the examples they set on a daily basis and for nominating me for BJOQ," Draughn said.

"It is an honor to be chosen and this is something that I'm very proud of."

Draughn processed 95 pieces of correspondence during the first quarter, which included the command monthly directive review, ensuring that 18 installations have the most current directives to aid the region commander in disseminating policies and guidance.

"YN3 Draughn's performance has been exemplary," said Lt. Angela Hamilton, the flag admin department head.

"His administrative insight is that of a more senior petty officer. He is amazingly resourceful and has the innate ability to do whatever is required to get the job done right the first time."

Coffman joined the Navy in 2011and has been at CNRSE for a little over a year. He says that his award is not only a testimony to his own hard work, but also to that of the Regional Operations Center team.

"I'm very excited," said Coffman.

"We are a family in the ROC, so it's a great feeling when any one of us receives an award."

Coffman has become a key player in the ROC, where he is a Crisis Action Team knowledge manager.

During Hurricane Matthew, he stood more than 100 hours of watch to assist nine installations in preparations, sustainment and recovery efforts.

"Petty Officer Coffman is a hard charging motivated Sailor who is always willing to take any task presented to him," said Cmdr. Darryl Weaver, operations department head.

"His devotion to duty and professionalism has set him above the pack."

Creasy hails from Ashland, Ohio, and served four years in the Marine Corps before switching to the Navy, where he has served for nine years.

He is Navy Band Southeast's leading petty officer, as well as drum major and command fitness leader. 

Creasy said he thinks what put him over the top is his devotion to his Sailors.

"I think taking care of my Sailors, setting the example for everything every day, and being reliable are a few of the attributes that led to my selection as SOQ," Creasy said.

"If you make the right decision all the time, even when it is the hard decision, you won't have anything to worry about."

 According to Lt. Scott Mythen, Navy Band Southeast director, Creasy is a tremendous asset to CNRSE, Navy music and Navy Band Southeast.

"His personal commitment to excellence and the welfare of his shipmates has been an outstanding example for others to emulate," Mythen said.