JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) Rear Adm. Annie Andrews visited Navy Recruiting Station Savannah and Hinesville Jan. 18-20.
Andrews grew up in nearby Hinesville, Ga. in Liberty County, where she attended elementary school and middle school until high school, when she moved to Philadelphia.
Andrews met with the recruiters of Savannah and Hinesville to discuss the mission of putting new Sailors into the Navy.
"I love that I can transform someone's life in recruiting. New Sailors often visit after boot camp and I see the positive changes." said Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Kelliann Hart. "I really like that!"
According to Andrews although the Navy is working with reduced resources, recruiting is still a vital military mission.
"We are still hiring in the Navy," said Andrews. "Military recruiting continues to provide unique career opportunities."
Andrews said the Sailors of Recruiting Command are helping maintain the best, most technically skilled force in history.
Andrews engaged the Sailors about the challenges of recruiting and solicited ideas for making recruiting a more successful and enriching tour.
"It's great to hear Sailors here so fired up and excited," Andrews said. "I hope that they take excitement that back to the fleet after leaving recruiting."
Andrews, was also the Grand Marshal of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Memorial Parade in Hinesville, Ga. on Jan. 20. The annual event is to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of the late Dr. King and is observed on the third Monday of January each year.
NRC consists of a command headquarters, two Navy Recruiting Regions and 26 Navy Recruiting Districts which serve more than 1,500 recruiting stations across the country.
With 70 percent of the world covered in water, 80 percent of the world's population living near coasts and 90 percent of the world's commerce traveling by water, America's Navy is very much a global force for good. 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.
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