JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NSM) (NNS) -- The commander of the Navy Regional Maintenance Command (CNRMC) visited the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) in Jacksonville, Fla., May 6-8.
During Rear Adm. David J. Gale's visit, he held an all hands meeting, thanked everyone for their hard work, and congratulated SERMC for recently winning the Regional Maintenance Center Excellence Award for the second year in a row.
"SERMC has provided exceptional support to the fleet, not only here in Mayport, but also in areas scattered across the world and that support is recognized and greatly appreciated by the fleet," said Gale.
Additionally, during his visit, Gale was able to recognize 24 graduates of the Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) program at SERMC.
"The NAMTS program trains Sailors to obtain particular Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes, providing important skillsets to Sailors allowing them to be proficient journeymen and a valuable, self-sufficient asset to the fleet," said Osbert Teeka-Singh, NAMTS coordinator for SERMC.
"NAMTS is providing better trained Sailors to the fleet, and I look forward to seeing the program continue to grow," said Gale.
Currently, SERMC has 114 Sailors enrolled in the NAMTS program and has seen a steady increase in participation ever since the program was reconstituted a couple of years ago.
"It is nice to have the recognition and support from the Admiral for the NAMTS program. As a graduate now, I look forward to taking what I've learned and putting it to good use for the Navy," said Machinist Mate 2nd Class Francisco Carrillo, assigned to valve shop division at the SERMC and who received an NEC in valve repair.
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