It gives me great pleasure to announce the selection of Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) 1st Class Kody Sims as the 2020 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year. Sims is currently assigned to Fleet Logistic Support Squadron Five Five, Fleet Logistics Support Wing, Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve.
Our other finalist was Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ronnie Heen of Force Headquarters Group, Commander, Marine Forces Reserve
As a result of his selection, Sims will be recommended to the Chief of Naval Personnel for meritorious advancement to the rank of chief petty officer per the OPNAVINST 1700.10P, Navy Sailor of the Year Program.
Competition at this level was extremely close. Both Sailors represented their units, and the Navy, extremely well and should be very proud of their professional and personal achievements. Well done and congratulations to these stellar performers as well as those who we expect to see in the coming years.
I would like to add a very special thank you to the families and employers who supported each candidate for Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year
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