Jerad Sheen of the US Navy

Centuries ago sailors in our Navy rigged sails, manned ropes, and tarred planks to keep our ships at sea. So much has changed. Now, sailors work on some of the highest-tech equipment in the world to keep our fleet in the action. Today we salute Petty Officer Jerad Sheen of the United States Navy. This Bothell Native is a Machinist Mate Nuclear aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Petty Officer Sheen is responsible for operating and maintaining the nuclear propulsion plant on the ship. This is definitely not rigging sails any more. Sheen and everyone on the Eisenhower completed a 7-month deployment at sea earlier this year. Sheen says he enjoys the rigorous challenge the nuclear plant program sets forth.