Navy Petty Officer Scott Bates, son of Alene and Russell Bates was elected as the top junior sailor of the quarter at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas.
Although there were several nominees for the award, the selection committee comprised of Navy Chief Petty Officers chose Bates because of his outstanding dedication to his duties as the Base Security Department administrator and department career counselor.
Bates graduated from Yellville High in 1984 and entered the Navy in 1998. Prior to relocating to Texas, he was stationed at Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine.
He is pursing his college degree while stationed in Texas with his wife, Elsy, and daughter, Alina.