Navy Recruiting Region East Visits NRD Jacksonville

Story Number: NNS140313-09Release Date: 3/13/2014 12:02:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge, Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Capt. Christopher H. Heaney, commander, Navy Recruiting Region East, visited Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Jacksonville Feb. 27-28, his first visit since assuming command.

Heaney was joined by Regional Command Master Chief Donald Massey for the visit. Heaney and Massey met with Sailors and staff at headquarters and recruiters from Navy Recruiting Stations Orange Park, West Jacksonville and East Jacksonville.

"One of the reasons that I visit stations in the field is to get an idea of what recruiters need to get the job done in the best way," said Heaney.

During his visit, Heaney received a tour of district headquarters from Cmdr. Brent E. Cower, Commanding Officer, Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville.

"It is evident that NRD Jacksonville does a great job at recruiting," Massey. "The numbers clearly show that."

Heaney continued his tour of the Navy Recruiting Station Orange Park winner of large station of the year fiscal 2013 and fiscal year 2012.

Heaney mentioned that he was pleased to meet the Sailors assigned to one of the most successful recruiting stations under his command.

According to Sailors support and training make recruiting both a successful and rewarding career tour.

"This station has been a success because we've had good training and supportive leadership," said Operations Specialist 1st Class Laronda Banks Walker.

The support from the district to the stations is remarkable and enables the field recruiters to perform their mission.

According to Heaney recruiters that are a part of the community are role models.

Navy Recruiting Region oversees 13 recruiting districts providing support to hundreds of recruiting stations and thousands of Sailors and civilian personnel. 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. 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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