YORK — Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane C. O’Connor was selected as the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Enlisted Person of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2014 for the significant impact he made in supporting the Academy and local community.

O’Connor serves as a petty officer 2nd class in the Cadet Administration Office at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, in Connecticut, maintaining the administrative pay and personnel needs for Academy cadets.

In addition to his devotion to duty as a yeoman, O’Connor also volunteers as a member of the Academy Honor Guard, representing the Coast Guard during formal ceremonies.

“Being selected as the Enlisted Petty Officer of the Quarter is an honor,” said O’Connor. “I contribute my selection to the cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. My job is to support these young men and women by ensuring their pay, entitlements, benefits, and other administrative actions are taken care of so they can attend classes without any worries. Without having these 887 cadets to support everyday, it would not be possible.”

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, one of the nation’s five federal service academies, is located on the west bank of the Thames River in Connecticut. Each year, the Academy graduates approximately 200 newly commissioned ensigns to lead the smallest of all the military services.

O’Connor is the son of Cindy L. O’Connor of Danbury, Connecticut, and brother of Jayceen Lingle of York, Kerie O’Connor of Warrensburg, New York, and Shaun O’Connor of East Windsor, Connecticut.

He is a 2008 graduate of Springfield Central High School, Springfield, Massachusetts.