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Service Spotlight: Westerville native awarded in Washington D.C.

Service Spotlight: Westerville native awarded in Washington D.C.

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Electronics Technician 1st Class Christopher Carr of Westerville, Ohio was recognized and awarded as Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) Classifier of the Year for 2018 during the Recruiter of the Year a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington D.C. on January 24.

This award is reserved for service men and woman who possess unique talent acquisition expertise and and have an exceptionally positive impact in the local community. Carr was one of only 17 individuals awarded from more than 6,100 Navy recruiting personnel.

Petty Officer 2nd Zachary S. Eshleman

“You are all the best of the best, and I’m privileged to recognize these 17 individuals who have gone above and beyond their roles as Navy recruiters,” said Vice Adm. Robert Burke, chief of naval personnel. “Their dedication and commitment has really raised the bar for their fellow recruiters.”


Carr credits his selection for this award by prioritizing his efforts. 

“I joined the Navy to better my life,” said Carr. “It just seemed like the best opportunity out there. Not many jobs can match the benefits and opportunities that are offered through the military.” 

Carr is currently assigned to Navy Recruiting District Ohio.

“Today the nation is asking us to build a bigger, more capable, more talented fleet,” said Rear Adm. Brendan McLane, commander. “One that is networked, agile, and ready to stand up to near-peer competitors. And these Sailors are doing just that. The recruiters of the year represent the challenges, rewards and opportunity that is woven throughout recruiting nation, and it is my absolute honor to work for them every single day.”

To read more about his award, click here.

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