Bio: Skaleski, Sylvester (Sailor of the Quarter – Nov 1967)


Surnames: Skaleski, Ciolkosz

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07 Dec 1967

Aviation Electronics Technician First Class Sylvester Skaleski of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), has been chosen as Sailor of the Quarter at the Naval Air Reserve Training United (NARTU) here.

Assigned to the Aviation Technical Training Department, Skaleski was selected by a board of chief petty officers. The award is based on professional, military and supervisory performance, and his leadership ability.

The chiefs also considered Skaleski's safety consciousness, adaptability interest in advancement, attitude and integrity.

Nominees from each NARTU department were submitted to the CPO board, which then recommended Skaleski to Captain B.G. Preston, NARTU's commanding officer.

The award includes a 72-hours liberty, a dinner for two and his picture displayed on the NARTU Quarterdeck.

Skaleski enlisted in the Navy in June 1957 at Wausau, Wis., upon completion of recruit training at Memphis, Tenn., he was assigned to VS-31. He reported to NARTU here, last year.

Skaleski has received the Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

He is married to the former Phyllis Ciolkosz, of Stanley, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Skaleski, live at RR. 1, Withee. He was graduated from Owen-Withee Senior High School in 1957.



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