Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Donovan of Lisbon Falls, a graduate of Lisbon High School now serving aboard the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), recently earned the ship’s Sailor of the Week award. The honor recognizes superior performance of enlisted personnel, emphasizing outstanding achievement, exemplary personal conduct and military bearing, and demonstrated initiative in the performance of duty. The program also motivates personnel to strive for improvement in their assigned duties and leadership.
“I feel like I’m receiving recognition for all of the hard work I’ve been doing,” said Donovan, who as a cryptologic technician performs a wide range of tasks in support of intelligence gathering, with an emphasis on cryptology and signal intelligence related products. In his secondary role with the engineering department, he also helps maintain the damage control readiness of the ship.
Donovan’s commanding officer said he’s proud of the hard work and dedication that he has exemplified and he definitely notices that it rubs off on the other Sailors within the command. “Petty Officer Donovan has had a huge impact on ensuring that the Green Bay is combat ready for Seventh Fleet operations,” said Capt. Kristy McCallum. “Whether he’s working in his rate as a cryptologic technician or helping the ship with damage control equipment maintenance, I have the highest confidence that he will get the job done right the first time.”
Donovan says he has grown and developed tremendously during his time in the Navy. “Serving in the Navy has helped me become more mature and responsible,” he says. “I’ve learned how to take initiative to complete a task at hand, safely, and with minimal error.”
He also says the Navy has taught him what serving is all about. “What I most enjoy about being in the Navy is learning about its history, about the Sailors who came before me, and what that history has taught me.”
Donovan’s mother, Kimberly Donovan, resides in Lisbon Falls, and his father, Randy Donovan, resides in Lewiston.