MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The commander of Navy Recruiting Command announced the Recruiters of the Year for Fiscal Year 2009 in an email to recruiting leadership Nov. 19.
Rear Adm. Craig Faller, NRC's commander, informed the regional commanders that the selection process for the recruiters of the year was very competitive.
"I extend my heartiest congratulations to all winners and region nominees," wrote Faller. "The board had to make some very tough decisions; each of you should be extremely proud of the significant contributions you have made in support of Navy Recruiting Command."
The 2009 Recruiters of the Year are:
Enlisted Recruiter of the Year - Active
Personnel Specialist 2nd Class(SW) Tyrone Davis - Navy Recruiting District Nashville
Enlisted Recruiter of the Year - Reserve
Logistics Specialist 1st Class Eva Marte - NRD Richmond
Officer Recruiter of the Year - Active
Lt. Derrick Mitchell - NRD Raleigh
Officer Recruiter of the Year - Reserve
Lt. Todd C. Winn - NRD New Orleans
Medical Programs Recruiter of the Year
Lt. Julie Schmidt - NRD New York
NUPOC Recruiter of the Year
Senior Chief Information Systems Technician (SW/AW) Tyrone D. Scafe - NRD Seattle
Nuclear Field Coordinator of the Year
Machinist's Mate 1st Class (SW/AW) Brian Moore - NRD Nashville
Recruiter in Charge of the Year
Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class(SW) Rudy Lopez - NRD Los Angeles
Classifier of the Year
Personnel Specialist 1st Class (SW) Estela J. Makahi - NRD San Francisco
Zone Supervisor of the Year
Chief Navy Counselor (AW/SW/NAC) Jessie L. Jones - NRD Atlanta
Diversity Officer Recruiter of the Year
Lt. Anthony Cosby - NRD San Antonio
Diversity Enlisted Recruiter of the Year
Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 1st Class(SW) Jose Angelo B. David - NRD Los Angeles
NSW/NSO Recruiter of the Year
Steelworker 2nd Class(SCW) Sanjay Prakash - NRD Seattle
NSW/NSO/AIRR Coordinator of the Year
Chief Quartermaster (SW/SWCC/PJ) Erik P. Kraft - NRD San Francisco
LEADS Production Team Supervisor of the Year
Chief Operations Specialist (SW/AW) Darrell E. Lafrenz -NRD Portland
Support Person of the Year
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Claudia J. Duncan - NRD Denver
The 15 recruiters of the year will be honored during a weeklong program in Washington Jan. 11-15. NRC consists of a command headquarters, two Navy Recruiting regions and 26 Navy Recruiting Districts which serve hundreds of recruiting stations across the country. NRC's mission is to recruit the best men and women for America's Navy to accomplish today's missions and meet tomorrow's challenges.
For more news from Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnrc/.