Scottsdale Sailor named Sailor of the Day aboard USS Eisenhower

Allen Michael Culp receiving his award. (submitted photo)

Allen Michael Culp receiving his award. (submitted photo)

Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class, and Scottsdale native, Allen Michael Culp was recently named Sailor of the Day aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Culp received the award for being an imperative member of the Ships Signals Exploitation Space whose technical expertise is routinely sought out, according to a press release.

His dedication and drive for perfection continually contribute to the overall success of the SSES mission. During this deployment as a newly frocked Second Class CTR2, Culp hit the ground running and is quickly on his way to becoming a fully qualified Watch Supervisor on the Navy’s newest cryptologic collections system.

He has been responsible for training three Sailors new to the ship, who are now all on track to qualify as basic operators ahead of schedule, which will increase watch effectiveness by 200 percent, the release stated.

In addition his watch team recognized, processed, and reported on the 5th fleet priority one signal of interest while operating in Norfolk operating area, an accomplishment never before performed by any Naval cryptologic unit.

Culp is a 2011 graduate of Norther Arizona University, and enlisted in the Navy Feb., 5, 2013. He is the son of Bonnie and Lamont Culp, of Scottsdale.

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