2004 George Sirian Meritorious Service Award


USS Constitution

The plaque

The ceremony

Tom Forbes with Brent Tidwell


On Friday, August 27, 2004, the George Sirian Meritorious Service Award was presented to Chief Gunnerís Mate Brent Tidwell by the USS Constitution Chapter of the Surface Navy Association (SNA) in ceremonies aboard the historic frigate.

Tidwell, a vertical launching systems technician, was assigned to the USS Hue City (CG 66) at the time of the award.

The fleet-wide award is given each year in George Sirian's honor to a Chief Petty Officer (CPO) in the Navy who exemplifies Surface Warfare excellence.

The family was represented by George T. "Tom" Forbes, Capt. USN Retired, a great-great-grandson of George Sirian.  More information about the award is available at: