Navy Yeoman 2nd Class Saudi Crudup, a 2008 Wellston High School graduate and St. Louis, Missouri, native, received Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two’s (LCSRON 2) Sailor of the Quarter Award.
This award is given each quarter to sailors who stand out from the rest for their professional accomplishments, commitment to their job, and military bearing.
LCSRON2 Sailors all have very specific jobs, and one would expect five different sailors to only have the specific skillsets required to successfully complete each of those unique missions; but that’s not the case for Crudup.
Crudup currently works as a staff yeoman at Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two where he performs a variety of administrative and clerical work. He is a liaison to visitors, answers telephone calls and sort incoming emails to the Commodore. He types, organizes files, and writes business and social letters, forms, notices, directives and reports for the entire staff. He is also the Junior Enlisted Association President, Treasurer for Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Assistant Command Fitness leader, and a Diversity Team member at LCSRON2.
“I have always aspired to be the change I wish to see in the world and the Navy has provided opportunities to serve in virtually every platform,” Crudup said. “The experiences outside of my administrative scope of work varies from assisting teachers in post-secondary education in Djibouti, Africa, to recruiting civilians to serve in our Navy in St. Louis, Missouri.”
On top of his day job, Crudup also volunteers with the with Jacksonville’s School of Autism, and gives back to the community, while spreading awareness about his job and educating people about the importance of LCS.
When he isn’t working, Crudup enjoys playing a number of intramural sports, including basketball on the LCSRON team.
Littoral Combat Ships are highly maneuverable, lethal and adaptable ships designed to support focused mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare, and surface warfare missions. LCS integrates new technology and capability to affordably support current and future mission capability from deep water to the littorals.
For more information on Littoral Combat Ships visit: https://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=1650&ct=4
Via Press Release