USS Annapolis Sailor Saves Shipyard Worker
GROTON, Conn. -- A Sailor assigned to the Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) was at the right place and time when he performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an employee of Newport News Shipbuilding in Groton, Nov. 2.
Machinist's Mate 1st Class (SS) Jared J. Bradovich relied on his quick thinking when the medical announcement came across the 1MC. Bradovich grabbed the emergency medical treatment kit and responded to the situation.
Relying on his years of training with the Navy and at Tripler Army Medical Center, in addition to experience gained with the Navy Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar Unit/Task Force Hurricane under the Army's 1st Cavalry Division while serving in Iraq in 2007, Bradovich supplied the mouthpiece and assisted with CPR ultimately saving the man's life.
"When I arrived on the scene I noticed that he wasn't breathing," said Bradovich. "I then grabbed the resuscitator and started rescue breathing."
Bradovich, who has served in the Navy for 12 years, was capped to the rank of first class petty officer in April. Lt. Cmdr. Andre Lester, executive officer of USS Annapolis, said it didn't surprise him to see Bradovich rendering aide because he is the "go-to guy on the ship, who is a mentor to many."
"When the announcement was called away, the first thing that I saw was Petty Officer Bradovich breaking out the EMT kit," said Lester. "When Bradovich arrived on scene he took charge, which I have seen him do countless times aboard Annapolis. It was amazing to watch him. He made the ship proud and definitely rose to the occasion."
Commander, Submarine Group 2 Command Master Chief Wesley Koshoffer extended a Bravo Zulu to Bradovich for rendering assistance quickly and efficiently.
"We are thankful that Petty Officer Bradovich was in the right place at the right time to render assistance and sincerely hope that the shipyard worker makes a full recovery," said Koshoffer. "Bravo Zulu to Petty Officer Bradovich for taking prompt action to assist someone in need. Bystander intervention is a concept that we embrace in the Navy and train on often. This further reinforces that we really can make a difference when we engage."
Annapolis is currently at General Dynamics Electric Boat undergoing a three-month maintenance availability.
Annapolis was commissioned April 11, 1992. It is the fourth warship to bear the name of Annapolis.