PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- An officer stationed aboard the attack submarine USS Los Angeles (SSN 688) was recognized Oct. 6 for his professional achievements at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) in Anaheim, Calif. Lt. Gabriel Anseeuw, who serves as the navigator aboard the nuclear-powered submarine based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was selected as a Luminary by HENAAC for his contributions to the Hispanic technical community.
According to HENAAC, recipients of the Luminary award “carry the torch at their respective organizations and inspire future generations to pursue careers in technology.”
HENAAC spokeswoman Bertha Haro said Anseeuw was an excellent candidate for the award.
“He is a superior navigation and operations officer who sets high standards of excellence and leadership,” said Haro. “In his prior assignment, one of his greatest accomplishments was empowering Hispanic Sailors to advance their careers by becoming naval officers.”
Anseeuw, who was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Miami, Fla., attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.