SAN DIEGO – Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Luke B. Lucas, a Franklin native and 2015 graduate of Page High School, was recognized as the “Sailor of the Day” in a ceremony on Aug. 25.
Lucas, who is serving aboard Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), was selected for this honor from among more than 3,000 sailors in the ship’s crew.
He serves as an electronic warfare operator, providing electronic support and surveillance for Vinson and helping identify other ships and aircraft. He assisted contractors with the installation and testing of several weapons systems. Lucas also dedicated 60 hours to overhauling the floor of a space in his work center so that the Vinson could leave Bremerton on schedule.
Lucas joined the Navy in 2017 and has been on board the Vinson since September of 2018.
He said he is thankful for the support of his friends and family back home, as well as the support of his shipmates aboard Vinson.
“I want to give a shout out to my fellow CTTs and the whole intelligence department," Lucas said. “They put in a lot of work.”
The Vinson recently returned to Naval Air Station North Island after completing a 17-month scheduled docking planned incremental availability in Bremerton, Washington, during which the ship underwent a complete restoration and a system retrofit to accommodate F-35C Lightning II mission capabilities.