Norwich native serves aboard USS San Jacinto

NORFOLK A 1994 Norwich High School graduate and Norwich native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile cruiser, USS San Jacinto (CG 56).

Petty Officer 1st Class Keri Allan is a logistics specialist aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser operating out of Norfolk, Virginia.

A Navy logistics specialist is responsible for ordering and procuring mission essential parts and materials that the sailors use aboard the ship as well as financial records, paperwork and budget.

I enjoy the customer service aspect of my job, said Allan. I like helping people identify their issues and order the parts to help fix it.

Commissioned in January of 1988, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, USS San Jacinto, also called San Jac, is 567 feet long; the length of more than three football fields. The ship is named after the Battle of San Jacinto, the battle of the Texas Revolution.

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