Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan D. Rose, son of Darwin R. Rose of Cadiz, Ohio, assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which recently received the Battle Efficiency Ribbon or Battle "E" award, given to the most battle-ready carrier in the Pacific fleet.
Since 2006, Reagan's first year of eligibility for the Battle "E, " the ship has won three of the past four years 2006, 2008 and 2009.
To win a Battle "E, " an aircraft carrier must win a number of different departmental awards and Sailors are evaluated on their performance.
Rose is a 2002 graduate of Harrison Central High School of Cadiz, Ohio and
joined the Navy in August 2002.