Jersey Shore graduate receives Navy Medal of Commendation

Navy Lt. Stephanie C. Montano, daughter of Betsy and Stephen C. Danneker, of Jersey Shore, recently earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

She received this honor for her work onboard the USS Boxer, where she demonstrated exceptional professional ability and keen leadership while managing the ship’s $15 million budget.

Montano was presented with the award in the presence of her father during the ship’s transit from Pearl Harbor to its homeport of San Diego, concluding the ship’s extended Western Pacific deployment.

The final leg of the deployment known as a “Tiger Cruise,” allows family and friends to actually experience a bit of what life at sea is like for their sailor or Marine.

Montano is a 1999 graduate of Jersey Shore Area Senior High School and lives in San Diego, California.