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[ COVER ] Engineman 1st Class Brandon Lovell poses in front of the Lone Sailor statue after his selection as the 2017 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year at a ceremony at the United States Navy Memorial. The ceremony was the culmination of a week-long selection-board process to determine the (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok)THE NAVY RESERVIST VOLUME 2018 ISSUE 2 10 How to Become Reserve Sailor of the Year: Be a MentorEngineman 1st Class Brandon Lovell gives his remarks after being selected 2017 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year held at the United States Navy Memorial. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok)


LEADERSHIP Vice Adm. Luke M. McCollum Chief of Navy Reserve Commander, Navy Reserve Force Rear Adm. Thomas W. Luscher Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Rear Adm. W. Michael Crane Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Deputy Commander, Naval Air Forces Cmdr. Doug Gabos Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/AW) Christina Shaw Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Blake Midnight MAGAZINE Lt. Russ Chilcoat Senior Editor / Art Director Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiara Fulgham Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Rinner Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terah Bryant Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zach Van Nuys Contributing Editors This is an authorized quarterly Department of Defense publication for members of the DoD. Contents of The Navy Reservist (TNR) are not SUBMISSIONS: Submissions will no longer be accepted via email please email us at NEWS ONLINE: https://www. SUBSCRIPTIONS TO TNR: locker/TNRSubscription DEPARTMENTS02Focus on the Force04Navy Reserve History: Seniority by Precedence0506Passdown: Employing the AdPortal0716Photos Around the Force293031Faces of the Force32Phone DirectoryFEATURES8 U.S. Navy Welcomes First Female Senior Chief Petty Ofcer to Search and Rescue14 Navy Information Force Reserves New Mission: Keep It Simple18 Navy Installations Command Reserve Force Essential to Exercises20 Navy Reserve Helps In Fight To Make East African Waters Safer22 NOSC Whidbey Island Leading the Way With Four Reserve Squadrons24 Going Purple: Joint Assignments for Every Reservist26 Surface Force Continues to Leverage Reserve Manning and Skills


FOSTERING DELIBERATE LEADERSHIP A competence character assume positive intent This is a personal Vice Adm. Luke M. McCollum Chief of Navy Reserve FOCUS ON THE FORCE: CHIEF OF NAVY RESERVEall opinions are welcome and come from a positive place and with a positive intent. This sets the conditions to hear and consider all points of view, and its in this kind of environment where the best innovation and ideas are born. 2 | |


OUR OATH I Master Chief Slabinski stepped up to the microphone to deliver that supported the mission and his respects to every member of self. After the inspirational comments from the Medal of Honor to read the Medal of Honor citation for Master Chief Slabinski Navy Reserve Force Master Chief Religious Program Specialist 1st Class Michaella SaffaWuya recites the oath of enlistment during a ceremoney at Commander, Navy (U.S. Navy photo by Mass FOCUS ON THE FORCE: FORCE MASTER CHIEFMy charge for every Sailor reading this TNRprint our oath of a reminder of what is required of us as we perform our duties | 3


WHOS IN CHARGE? SENIORITY BY PRECEDENCE. no authority over the electronics maintained their equipment. This system often created a earliest date of rank is senior. The date of the Navy is senior to all other enlisted personnel. NAVY RESERVE HISTORY | |


Hometown: Command : Brief Description of Navy job: Orders as a supply assistant and Brief description of your civilian job: What has been your greatest Navy achievement? Who has been your biggest influence since joining the Navy? me to become a better person and leader. What do you enjoy most about the Navy? Most interesting place visited since joining the Navy? hospitality. Current hobbies: PROFILES IN PROFESSIONALISM WE HAVE MANY TALENTED PEOPLE IN OUR NAVY RESERVE. Ivan ZunigaHometown: Command: Brief description of Navy job: Brief description of civilian job: What has been your greatest Navy achievement? mission is important. Who has been your biggest influence since joining the Navy? What do you enjoy most about the Navy? The Navy Reserve is Most interesting place visited since joining the Navy? other nations to accomplish one mission. Current hobbies: T nominate a Sailo, send in your submissions to: | 5


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ROLL OUT OF THE NEW OFFICIAL NAVY PFA MOBILE APPiPASSDOWN to Navy standards. and body fat composition. nutrition course. This them create and maintain a healthy lifestyle in source information. This includes to ensure both active and Reserve personnel maintain the level of physical to meet these standards as they strive T The app provides onestop shopping for all physical readiness program information. | 7


During a ceremony on Naval Base Coronado, April 27, Erica Gibson, a 17-year enlisted Sailor, became the rst female aviation Navy Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmer to promote to the rank of senior chief petty ofcer. Assigned to Commander Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacic (CHSMWP) Squadron Augment Unit (SAU), Gibson is the only chief in the Reserve unit and serves as the Senior Enlisted Leader. This was a major accomplishment for us, said Gibson. Most female SAR swimmers get out of the Navy after their rst enlistment or transition to something bigger such as a commissioning program. For a female to stay with it, is a pretty signicant accomplishment. Commander Dom Pastorin, Ofcer in Charge of CHSMWP SAU, said he was truly humbled to witness Gibsons accomplishment. She is a tremendous asset to the unit and the Navy Reserve, said Pastorin. She embodies the label as the total package on a daily basis. One minute shes mentoring Sailors on the ways of the Reserve pay structure and career path, and the next minute shes providing critical ight support as a Naval Aircrewman and rescue swimmer, or working with our stakeholders at the Maritime Support Wing or Navy Operational Support Center North Island and shaping our ability to provide operational support. Gibson, who has three children and whose husband is also in the military, said her journey has been extremely difcult serving in a male dominated rate. Three kids and full-time jobs really can take a toll on me and my family, said Gibson. Through all of the challenges, I remain humble and put the uniform on with pride because I know there are Sailors who rely on me. At the end of the day, its our job and responsibility to take care of our junior Sailors. It is also our responsibility to set the example by maintaining readiness and continuing to support the mission. Before concluding the ceremony, Gibson presented one of her chief anchors to Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) 1st Class Anna Kolesova and later presented the other anchor to Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) 1st Class Caitlin Alba. I cant think of words to express what my family, my Navy family, and my Sailors have done for me, said Gibson. Having an open heart and mind, dedication, and mission focus are keys to success. All of those who helped me get here today displayed similar traits and morals. If we didnt all have that common ground, we couldnt have grown together. Gibson said the highpoint for her ceremony was having the rst aviation female SAR swimmer promoted to chief petty ofcer, now retired, Leticia Anderson in attendance. When I saw those senior chief anchors placed on her collar, my heart was just completely lled with joy, said Anderson. When I retired, she was the only female aviation search and rescue swimmer in the entire Navy serving in the chief petty ofcer ranks. Her hard work and dedication paid off. Not only did she break it, but she completely shattered that glass ceiling. Although newly frocked, Gibson has her eyes on adding another star to her newly earned collar device. U.S. NAVY WELCOMES FIRST FEMALE SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER TO SEARCH AND RESCUE Class Travis S. AlstonFemale Sailors accomplished many Through all of the challenges, I remain humble and put the uniform on with pride because I know there are Sailors who rely on me.8 | |


[ LEFT ] Family and friends place senior chief anchors on the uniform of Senior Chief Naval Aircrewmen Erica Gibson, during a promotion ever female aviation Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmer to promote (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Travis Alston) [ RIGHT ] Senior Chief Naval Aircrewmen Tactical-Helicopter Erica Gibson, presents one of her chief anchors to Aviation Structural ceremony at Naval Base Coronado, April 27. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Travis Alston) It would be pretty amazing to promote to master chief, said Gibson. However, my immediate focus is taking care of my rating. We dont have many AWRs in the Navy Reserve and not enough AW master chiefs to help manage the entire community. We have 755 billets and only one E-9 billet on the East Coast. Im going to continue to reach out and do my part to take care of the entire Selected Reserve AW community. CHSMWP SAU currently augments HSM-41 Fleet Replacement Squadron. HSM-41s mission is to train naval aviators, aircrewmen, and aircraft maintainers to operate and maintain the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. | 9


HOW TO BECOME RESERVE SAILOR OF THE YEAR:BE A MENTORFormer Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year winners, Chief Naval Aircrewman (tactical helicopter) Mark Brown, left, and Chief Equipment Operator Steven Butterhof pose with Engineman 1st Class Brandon Lovell after his selection as the 2017 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year following a ceremony at the United States Navy Memorial. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok)10 | |


T responsibilities that accompany the chevrons.For Chief Engineman (select) Brandon Lovell, 16 years of extra time and effort paid off in a big way. Representing his unit at Navy Reserve Surgemain in Houston, Texas, Lovell was selected as the 2017 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year in a ceremony at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington D.C., April 12. He was then meritoriously advanced to chief petty ofcer, May 17. Lovell now represents the Navy Reserves standard for excellence. His thoughts on why he was chosen arent about major accomplishments or being better than other Sailors. He believes he was selected for simply looking out for his shipmates. My primary focus is on my Sailors and the mission, Lovell said. Take care of your Sailors, make sure theyre successful and everything else will follow. This years RSOY program included four Sailors chosen from fteen regional nalists. The four contenders were brought to D.C. for a week to tour the capitol region, meet with senior leadership and undergo a selection board review process. The other nalists joining Lovell included Master-at-Arms 1st Class Ian Barton, representing Navy Operational Center Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee; Legalman 1st Class Cynthia Hunter, representing Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command in Everett, Washington; and Yeoman 1st Class Antonio Ross, representing Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 56 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. HOW TO BECOME RESERVE SAILOR OF THE YEAR:BE A MENTOR Legalman 1st Class Cynthia Hunter, Yeoman 1st Class Antonio Ross and Engineman 1st Class Brandon Lovell stand for a photo in front of the Supreme Court during a tour of Washington D.C. as part of a week-long ceremony to select the top Reserve Sailor. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok)| 11


While each Sailor maintained their own lists of accomplishments and successes, they echoed Lovells belief in putting other Sailors rst. For Ross, leaders investing in him through mentorship was the reason for his selection as a nalist, an investment he now pays forward. Once you start to think back at what got you here, you go back to your mentors and the things they had you do to succeed, he said. They worked hard to get me involved. So you take that and you instill it in your junior Sailors. Look at their records and see whats missing so you can help them succeed. Along with mentorship, Hunter credited an ever-present thirst for knowledge and professional development. Always prepare, she said. No matter what phase of your career youre in, always prepare. Read your material and know it. It makes you a better Sailor and it will make you a better leader. And for Barton, sometimes the best thing a leader can do is ensure Sailors are task oriented. They need to put their nose down and work, the recognition comes after, he said. If youre looking over your shoulder for someone to say good job every step of the way, youll miss the point. Much of the week was spent at the Pentagon where nalists garnered invaluable leadership knowledge from a few of the Navys top service members: Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Luke McCollum; Navy Reserve Force Master Chief Chris Kotz; Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran; and Master Chief Petty Ofcer of the Navy Steven Giordano. At the selection ceremony, McCollum remarked on the similarities between the nalists and the total Reserve Force of the 59,000 Sailors he leads. I have had a great week interacting with them, he said. And as I talked with them, I found two things they had in common high spirits and high determination. They are the representation of those 59,000. I saw what they stand for, what they give up, but the thing that stands out is their determination and desire to serve. Being named RSOY isnt the nish line for Lovell. His new role for the next year is as an ambassador for the Navy Reserve, and he has taken his charge to heart. It would be a mistake to chalk this up as the nish line, he said. I think were all looking at this as a charge to take this out to the eet and step it up to become the chiefs our Sailors and Navy need us to be and develop the next generation of leaders. Its a call to get to work and turn two. At the end of the week as the rest of the nalists headed home and as Lovell began to let his selection settle in, he offered some advice to everyone working their way up through the petty ofcer ranks. If you dont think you can be here, you can, he said. You can be here. I never thought I would be. But it came with some words of caution as well. I would say buckle up, he said. Expect a busy week, expect a challenging week, but one that youll remember for the rest of your life. Its denitely a once in a lifetime opportunity and well worth it. [ LEFT ] Engineman 1st Class Brandon Lovell, joined by his wife Amanda, poses with Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Luke McCollum after being selected as the 2017 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok) [ RIGHT ] Engineman 1st Class Brandon wife after the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok) I think were all looking at this as a charge to and step it up to become the chiefs our Sailors and Navy need us to be and develop the next generation of leaders.12 | |


Jenkins, a native of Meridian, Mississippi, serves as the leading petty ofcer of 4th Marine Division, where he leads ve Sailors in administrative support of approximately 17,000 Marines/Sailors at 118 subordinate units throughout 38 states. He has served in the Navy for 14 years with time as active-duty, Reserve, and Full Time Support. Looking back over his time in service, Jenkins attributes his recent success to his command leadership, mentors, peers, junior Sailors, and most importantly, his family. My command leadership instilled a sense of trust in me, and my Junior Sailors looked up to me for advice that I was able to provide, Jenkins said. My peers pushed me forward, always there to lend a helping hand, and without my wife and four kids, none of this would be possible. Jenkins was honored to be selected amongst ve nalists, combined from the active component and full-time support. It is a privilege to have my name mentioned with four other nalists who were just as deserving as I was to win this award, Jenkins said. It is a humbling feeling to be selected Shore SOY. Many Sailors are worthy to be in this position. In the time leading up to the announcement, nalists had the opportunity to speak with master chief petty ofcers from around the force to discuss the signicance of their nominations, and the impact it has around the Fleet. Its phenomenal to see the level of performance that happens as [Sailors] lter their way up through the selection boards, said Force Master Chief Christopher Kotz. I read through every package that was submitted, its fantastic to know what Sailors are doing across the force. Sailor of the Year nalists included: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Cedrick Jenkins, 4th Marine Division New Orleans; Personnel Specialist 1st Class Darvell Connell, Navy Operational Support Center Houston; Logistic Specialist 1st Class Amy Simon, Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command Everett; Information Systems Technician 1st Class Steven Mahon, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Norfolk; and Logistic Specialist 1st Class Billy Yao, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Reserve Component Command Great Lakes. Jenkins will go on to compete for the title of 2017 Vice Chief of Naval Operations (Naval Shore Activities) SOY. COMMANDER, NAVY RESERVE FORCES COMMAND ANNOUNCESNAVY RESERVE SHORE SAILOR OF THE YEAR Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, Rear Adm. Thomas following his selection as Fiscal Year 2017 Navy Reserve Full Time Support Shore Sailor of Year (SOY). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass | 13


NAVY INFORMATION FORCE RESERVES NEW MISSION: KEEP IT SIMPLE R support Reserve members. The admiral, along with CNIFR Deputy Commander Capt. James Scarcelli and Chief of Staff Capt. A.D. Pierce, as well as with D.C. Regional Commander, Capt. Eileen Laubacher and Command Master Chief Mark Kochanowicz, spoke with members in a plenary session and in breakout sessions on a variety of topics. Formerly known as the Information Dominance Corps Reserve Command, CNIFRs mission is to provide qualied Information warfare professionals ready to be employed across the operational continuum to support and augment the eet, combatant commands, and Department of Defense agencies in support of the assigned missions and national strategic goals. CNIFRs Reservists possess skills across the spectrum of intelligence, including meteorology and oceanography, information operations, networks, cryptology, and signals intelligence, and space intelligence. Rear Adm. Price assumed command of CNIFR in 2017, with additional duties as Reserve Deputy Commander, Naval Information Forces. Prior to his promotion, he was Reserve deputy commander at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) and was recalled to active duty as FCC/C10Fs deputy commander in 2015, becoming the rst Navy Reserve intelligence ofcer to serve on active duty as a deputy eet commander. Annual visits from the Commander, Navy Information Reserve (CNIFR) are nothing new, but this time the agenda could not have been more different. Based on a recent call to action from Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Luke R. McCollum to simplify and streamline administrative burdens in the Reserve, Rear Adm. Price and the leadership at CNIFR transformed annual inspections into interactive visits, with training and briengs tailored to requests from the region. The admiral was unambiguous about the purpose of the event. Im not here to assess you. Im not here to inspect you. We just want to see what youre doing, learn how we can make you better, and learn how you can make us better, Rear Adm. Price said. Prior inspections had | |


been a high administrative burden for the CNIFR ofce and unit leaders, with a long checklist of routine functions that had to be reviewed. Rear Adm. Price briefed region members on four focus areas of Vice Adm. McCollums call to action: simplify, enable, leverage, resource. These touchstones for change are the result of a nationwide listening tour that culminated with a special insert in a recent issue of The Navy Reserve magazine entitled Ready to Serve. Aligned with the Navys Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, the initiative seeks to better harness sailors talents, ideas, and leadership. After briefing and taking questions from the regions entire information warfare community, CNIFR leadership held special briengs on the new Ready to Serve mobile app, personnel evaluations/ promotion boards and mobilization readiness. CNIFR staff were available on Saturday afternoon for walk-up consultations at tables set up science-fair style in the JB Andrews community building. Which staff personnel were available for consultations and the topics of the plenary and breakout sessions were based on input from local leadership. The building was a hive of activity as Reservists sought advice and assistance with training, billet assignments, mobilizations, or just caught up with old colleagues. There are two CNIFR visits planned this year, including one in July for region Mid-Atlantic and September in the Great Lakes region. Leadership plans to conduct them annually in three each of their six regions. CNIFR leaders are optimistic that these sessions will help make CNIFRs national and regional leaders more relevant and accessible to unit commanders. When I was a commanding ofcer, I didnt always see the value in the regional staff. My goal is to help you in any way we can to be as ready as possible, said Capt. Laubacher at the plenary session. But that doesnt mean units administrative burdens will go away, or that members should ignore them. Rear Adm. Price implored members to take administrative obligations seriously, Ive come to learn that we cant send you to Iraq, we cant send you to Afghanistan, we cant send you to Djibouti, we cant send you to Gitmo, unless youre ready. He thanked training ofcers in particular for maintaining readiness, You have the hardest job in the Navy Reserve, he said. If these guys pull you aside because something isnt done, I need you to take it seriously, he said. The tension between training, readiness, and providing operational support was a constant topic of discussion. Rear Adm. Price celebrated the role that Reserve information warriors have played in critical missions, highlighting how Reserve targeteers had been essential to driving ISIS out of Iraq. But as much as I hate to take time away from the operational component, he said, you have to be ready, he said. You understand the balancing act we have on drill weekends, said Capt. Laubacher, as she opined on the challenge of weighing the long term benets of more training with the short term operational benets Reservists provide to the Navy mission. How you all navigate that balance, she said, thats up to you. The CNIFR team hopes their push for simplicity will make that balancing act easier. Rear Adm. Gene F. Price takes a question from a Reservist in attendance during an annual visit with over 500 members of the CNIFR (U.S. Im not here to assess you. Im not here to inspect you. We just want to see what youre doing, learn how we can make you better, and learn how you can make us better. | 15


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PHOTOS AROUND THE FORCE Sailors assigned to NOSC Los Angeles medical department work with Reserve Sailors during Navy Region Southwest Reserve Component Deployment Readiness Training (DRT). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass hands with Reserve Sailors during a makeshift retirement ceremony at NOSC Los Angeles. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Members of the NOSC Los Angeles Color Guard parade the colors during the Battleship IOWA Museums memorial, April 19, marking line of duty aboard USS Iowa. (U.S. Navy George) are escorted by Reservist Lt.j.g. Matthew Previts to display Georges newly memorial wall. Cascio)Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) propeller removal and replacement. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Aviation Machinist Mate Claudia NOSC Las Vegas members pose for Walk event at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada Prevention Month (SAAPM). photo) A Reserve component Sailor, assigned to NCHB-13, responds to a mass casualty Readiness Assessment (ULTRA) on Naval Apr. 26. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass EA-18G Growlers from the Star Warriors of Electronic Attack Squadron during their recent deployment to the PACOM AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. A Reserve Sailor and U.S. Army soldiers transport a wounded Sailor for medical evacuation from a UH-60 Blackhawk crash site (U.S. Company Detachment 3 along with Sailors Lakes One Detachment R, board a C-130 in Columbus, Indiana on their way to combined drill at Fort Devens, Mass. (U.S. Navy photo) Have one of your photos selected for each TNR issue in the Photos Around the Force | 17


NAVY INSTALLATIONS COMMAND RESERVE FORCE ESSENTIAL TO EXERCISE SOLID CURTAIN, CITADEL SHIELD Nearly one hundred members of Navy Reserve units protection exercise conducted the continental U.S.Whether their support was at an Operations Center, or as a member of the Navy Security Forces (NSF), each member of the Reserve Shore Enterprise team played a vital role to the success of the exercise. Rear Adm. Matt OKeefe, Reserve Deputy Commander, Navy Installations Command, was the senior Reservist supporting CNIC for Solid Curtain and led the headquarters effort in supporting U.S. Fleet Forces Command during the numerous simulated events. He highlighted the critical support the Reserve force, in particular the Navy Reserve Security Forces and the Operation Center units, brought to the exercise. We once again showed from the headquarters perspective that when these types of events occur whether its an exercise or real world our active duty commands rely heavily on the Reserve Component to bring the right number of people with the right skill sets to support the mission, said OKeefe. When the Navy shifts from Force Protection Condition (FPCON) Bravo to Charlie or Delta, we rely on the auxiliary security forces and the Reserve security forces to sustain around the clock operations. This is where Lt.j.g. Mark Smith, Commanding Ofcer Navy Reserve, Navy Security Force Everett, sees the greatest value added by the Reserve NSF team. We maintain both our weapons qualications and our annual sustainment training so that when they have a need we can answer that need immediately and get right to work instead of having to get into a classroom or into a range to get our qualications up to date, Smith said. This value was personally acknowledged by OKeefe. Every region in the continental United States went to FPCON Charlie as part of Solid Curtain and we know without question that they can't sustain that without the Navy Reserve, he said. Once again our Navy Reserve NSF stepped up. They reported on station, trained up, and ready to go without any delay which is critical. At the Operations Centers, Reservists lled vital watch standing roles, allowing their active-duty counterparts to balance the duties of the exercise watch with their realworld duties. The Sailors we brought in to support the Crisis Action Team in the Shore Enterprise Operations Center were a group of professionals, said OKeefe. They were well trained, they were ready and from the moment they arrived, they were engaged, they were in charge and they did a fantastic job. At Naval District Washington, Exercise Director Matt Brown singled out Navy Reserve Operations Specialist 2nd Class David Rau for his value added to the exercise. OS2 Rau really stepped up and did a great job for our team, said Brown. He was critical to our success and he is the type of sailor we want on our team. At Navy Region Southeast (NRSE), Lt. Jeff Gurley, Operations Ofcer NR NRSE noticed how much the active-duty team valued their efforts. Our active duty counterparts really expect us to walk in and fill the [watch stander] seat. By doing this we were able to allow our active-duty counterparts the exibility to support Solid Curtain, Citadel Shield and the real world watch. Exercise Citadel Shield Solid Curtain is an annual force protection exercise conducted by Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command on all Navy installations in the continental United States. The exercise is designed to help train Navy security forces and establish best practices in actual emergency scenarios. Within the Navy Installations Command there are 3,500 Reservists providing support daily in various capacities. Reserve Sailors add an additional layer of preparedness to the shore enterprise by bringing their civilian experience and expertise to their active duty supported commands. The Navy Reserve provides essential naval warfighting capabilities and expertise, strategically aligned with mission requirements valued for our readiness, innovation, and agility. We once again showed from the headquarters perspective that when these types of events occur whether its an exercise or real world our active duty commands rely heavily on the Reserve Component to bring the right number of people with the right skill sets to support the mission,18 | |


Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Avy Smoot and Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Scott Graves, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Reservists, man the entry Shield. (U.S. Navy photo) | 19


NAVY RESERVE HELPS IN FIGHT TO MAKE EAST AFRICAN WATERS SAFER Headquarters StaffT Cutlass Express 18 is one of three African regional exercises sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (CNE-CNA-C6F). The objective of the exercise is to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness and information sharing between Maritime Operation Centers, enhance the responsiveness of partner nation maritime assets, expand the rule of law, and develop interdiction capabilities in order to disrupt illicit trafcking and piracy. Today, we face serious challenges at sea such as illegal shing, trafcking of weapons, narcotics, people and the ongoing threat of piracy, said Rear Admiral Shawn E. Duane, Vice Commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, and himself a Reservist. Our efforts here will help make the region a safer place for maritime commerce and help increase prosperity throughout the region. Cutlass Express involved an underway portion which tested the participants abilities to conduct maritime interdiction operations by boarding and searching simulated suspect vessels, detecting illicit activity, and then completing follow-on evidence collection procedures. It also involved a command post exercise which not only tested the participants abilities to share information with one another about suspect vessels, but also challenged them to use existing legal frameworks, including the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, to ensure boardings were executed in accordance with international law. Both portions of the exercise were heavily supported by Navy Reservists from a variety of units and communities, and given the legal complexity of the exercise scenarios Reserve Judge Advocates were especially relied upon. This years participants in Cutlass Express included Australia, Canada, Comoros, Denmark, Djibouti, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, the Netherlands, the United States, and Somalia. Notably, this years exercise was the rst time in 27 years that Somalia had participated in an international exercise outside of its border. That fact alone makes this event historic and shows the progress were making as a team as we work together in the region, said Rear Admiral Duane. The exercise was conducted simultaneously in two operational areas: Djibouti and the Seychelles. Legal advice for the Djibouti area of operations was provided by Lt. Cmdr. Mandy Gardner, a mobilized Reserve JAG deployed to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, Djibouti. Lt. Cmdr. Gardner, a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in her civilian capacity, presented legal briefs on the Law of the Sea and Rules of Engagement to representatives from multiple partner nations, including Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, and Mozambique. She also acted as a legal advisor for the exercise participants, guiding them through the complex legal issues that arose as they planned and prepared maritime interdiction operations in the Gulf of Aden. In the Seychelles area of operations, legal advice was provided by Cmdr. Ian Midgley, a Reserve JAG with Navy Reserve Southern Command Headquarters Staff in Miami, Florida, and Lt. Cmdr. Jacqueline Swinton, a legal ofcer with the Royal Australian Navy, currently deployed to Bahrain with Combined Task Force 150. The 20 | | 20 | |


exercise scenarios were more legally complex than in previous iterations of Cutlass Express, and this time focused on Illegal Wildlife Transfers (IWT) and weapons trafcking. What makes the exercise more challenging than in other areas of the world is that many of the Partner Nations do not have uniformed legal advisors, said Cmdr. Midgley, who serves as a United States Administrative Law Judge in his civilian life. The approval authority for any given action can be very different depending on the nation involved. For example, during the command post exercise, the designated legal advisor was an ofcer from the Mauritius National Coast Guard with no formal legal training. And yet, in a short time he really demonstrated how thoroughly knowledgeable he was with respect to the international law of the sea, said Cmdr. Midgley. Naturally, a great deal of planning and preparation goes into the nal exercise, and Reserve Judge Advocates stay busy providing legal advice year-round during the initial, main, and nal planning conferences conducted throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean. The unit providing the bulk of the legal support, not only for Cutlass Express but for the other Express series exercises too, is NR CNE-CNA-C6F LEGAL. The units Executive Ofcer, Cmdr. Jonathan Mitchell, a civil litigator in Carbondale, Illinois, works closely with the active-duty Force judge advocate to coordinate Reserve support throughout the scal year. The legal support provided by our Reserve Judge Advocates to support the Express series exercises is just one example of how our unit strives to have total integration with our supported command to complete the mission, said Cmdr. Mitchell. The Deputy Force Judge Advocate for the supported command, Cmdr. Gregory Saybolt, was full of praise for the work of his Reserve colleagues. Reserve JAG support aligns well with the mission of the Express series. Most of the legal issues for African countries revolve around economic uses of the sea, whose end-states are civil or criminal courtrooms. As a legal advisor, military and civilian legal experience is particularly helpful when advising partner operators how best to align their actions to their specic legal system, said Cmdr. Saybolt. Planning is already underway for the eighth iteration of Cutlass Express, and the Judge Advocates of NR CNE-CNA-C6F LEGAL will again be traveling thousands of miles to provide crucial legal input into the exercise. Future scenarios are likely to be increasingly complex, going beyond basic piracy and trafcking, to again include IWT and possibly Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated shing (IUU). Criminal activities pose a big threat to the security of Africas maritime environment, said Melanie Zimmerman, charge d' affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Mauritius and the Seychelles. These are challenges that no single nation can overcome on its own, but if we work together, overcoming those challenges becomes achievable. For more information about Cutlass Express, visit http://www. Our efforts here will help make the region a safer place for maritime commerce and help increase prosperity throughout the region. Rear Adm. Shawn E. Duane, vice commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, gives 2018 in Djibouti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist legal topics with her partner nation counterparts during Cutlass domain awareness, and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations. | 21


22 | | NOSC WHIDBEY ISLAND LEADING THE WAY WITH FOUR RESERVE SQUADRONSO To get a sense of the setting, one must rst appreciate the unique character of this NOSC snuggled in a picturesque forest between the spectacular Deception Pass and Joseph Whidbey State Parks on this island off the coast of northwest Washington State, it resides aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, the premier naval aviation installation in the Pacic Northwest and home of all Navy tactical electronic attack squadrons ying the EA-18G Growler. Adding to the depth and capability of the air station are eight Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance squadrons ying the P-3 Orion, P-8 Poseidon, and EP-3E Aries. Exceptionally, these include four Navy Reserve ight squadrons. Rear Adm. Jones, who serves as Flag Sponsor to the NOSC, would later that day join one of those squadrons, Patrol Squadron (VP) 69, and pilot a P-3C Orion. He relished the opportunity as he ew with the Totems for thirteen years and commanded VP-69 in 2007-2008. Cmdr. Kerri Chase, who assumed command of the NOSC in October 2017, underscored the signicance of the concentration of the Reserve squadrons aboard NAS Whidbey Island. With three operational squadrons and a Squadron Augment Unit attached to NOSC Whidbey Island, we have the opportunity to provide support for Reservists fullling operational missions across multiple aviation platforms, Cmdr. Chase said. Personnel readiness is the cornerstone of mission success and NOSC Whidbey Island is proud to support the Navy Reserve aviation mission. Cmdr. Chase introduced me to two of the squadrons which happened to be drilling that weekend, the Star Warriors of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 209 and the Totems of VP-69. I caught up with the commanding ofcer and executive officer of VAQ 209, Cmdr. Mike Flu Llenza and Cmdr. Brian Chachi Arena, both of whom y the squadrons EA18G Growlers. They are the only Reserve component electronic attack squadron in the U.S. Navy. VAQ 209 was commissioned in 1977 and originally ew the EA-6A Intruder and later the EA-6B Prowler before transitioning to the Growler in 2013. Their squadron was busy executing their nal drill weekend prior to deploying to the Western Pacic where, notably, they would relieve an active-duty squadron, Cmdr. Llenza said. The Star Warriors have deployed several times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and this deployment would be the commands ninth since September 11, 2001. Commissioned as a Reserve squadron in 1970, VP-69s mission is to maintain readiness in anticipation of rapid deployment to support the Fleet with anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare operations, battle group coordinated operations, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. They recently returned from a deployment to Seventh Fleet, where VP-69 served alongside their active-duty counterparts providing direct operational support to Commander, Task Group 72.2. VP-69 Executive Ofcer, Cmdr. Scott Tree Paul, from Anderson, Alaska, described the Reserve teams resiliency and its ability to provide critical operational support to the Fleet. We deploy alongside, share requirements, lend aircraft and personnel to the other squadrons in Wing 10, and we have Sailors that come in from all walks of life from all over the country, Cmdr Scott said. Our Sailors have worked really hard and have bought into the idea that there isnt a Reserve and an active component. Instead we are part of a unied team trying its hardest to make Wing 10, NAS Whidbey Island, and the Fleet more effective as a ghting force! The other two Reserve squadrons at NOSC Whidbey Island are Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 61 (VR-61) Islanders, which fly DC-9 transport jets to provide short notice worldwide logistics service, and Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129), a eet replenishment squadron ying EA-18G Growlers that trains new Naval aviators. After receiving a ight brief, Rear Adm. Jones and Cmdr. Paul walked out to the ight line and thanked the Reserve personnel who readied the P-3 for ight Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Rufus Sumter, Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Dominick Karlovic, and Aviation Machinists Mate 3rd Class Angel Plascencia before taxiing down the runway and taking off into a clear blue sky. They say you can never go back, and that is true in theory, Rear Adm. Jones said when reached later. It was a tremendous opportunity to go out and y the venerable P-3C Orion with the Totems and I felt blessed to be invited by Cmdr. Paul. As one of his many mentors, it was a blast to actually get airborne and y together. All in all, a fantastic day with the Totems!


countermeasure systems during a joint training mission with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base. (U.S. Navy [ TOP Force Atlantic, poses with Navy Operational Support Center Whidbey P-3C Orion. [ LOWER ] Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Rufus Sumter, Aviation Machinists Mate 3rd Class Angel Plascencia of Patrol Our Sailors have worked really hard and have bought into the idea that there isnt a Reserve and an active component. Instead we are part of | 23


GOING PURPLE I Go purple. Joint assignment is an experience you dont want to miss. There are multiple avenues of Joint Service (Joint Staff Units, TRANSCOM, COCOM Staff, etc.), each with their own unique opportunities for Reservist support. Continue on this page to nd out more about one of these opportunities, the Navy Reserve Joint Staff South (NR JSS) unit and learn why joining forces with your fellow military services in this highly integrated and specialized unit is one of the most rewarding experiences youll enjoy in your career. Before you think this isnt an adventure for you, listen in; this is for you. Whether a junior Sailor, mid-career, or a near retirement member, bringing your new perspective, strong skill set, and vast experience all make you the right t for this job, and makes this job the right for you. Joint tours provide both rewarding personal opportunities and enriching career impact for Reservists at every stage of their career. Why should I do it? Joint assignments will challenge you to elite performance in the current in-demand focus of all areas of CNRFCs R2W guiding principles. In this Joint role your impact begins at the top with warghter's readiness in policy, training, and mission execution. Your innovation will be leveraged in one of the three specialized directorates (J35 Regional Operations & Force Management, J6 C5I Integration, and J7 Force Development), with assignments that make best use of your knowledge from individual, outside experiences. To top things off, your impact resounds force-wide as the Joint Staff is the militarys preeminent warghting element that drives teamwork across the total force. An example of employing knowledge, capital, and making immediate warghter impact is one of our Reservists whose civilian employment Staff South Reservists in Portsmouth, Virginia as a part of joint professional development training. (U.S. Navy photo) | |


is in border patrol and was assigned as exercise Intergovernmental Organization/Nongovernmental Organization (IGO/NGO) border security role player. In this position, the Reservist interacted directly with warghters to provide valuable insight on ground truth perspectives on IGO/NGO security forces and military staff interactions. Whats in it for me? But really, whats in it for me? Im choosing this adventure, right? Heres a short summary of the long list of opportunities available to joint assignees: Joint Qualication, Joint Forces Staff College, JPME1, JPME2, Joint Credit, Joint Staff experience, and Joint Reservists interaction. Theres more: opportunities abound for weekday drills, exible weekends, E-AT, ADT, IDTT, ATP/RMP/Non-pays, and even ADSW. Additionally, execution of these opportunities are both local and worldwide, and take place continually throughout the entire year. Hows that for choosing your own adventure? Sounds good so far, but what The purpose of the Joint Staff is to assist the Chairman to accomplish his responsibilities for unified strategic direction of the combatant forces; their operation under unied command; and for their integration into an efcient team of land, naval, and air forces.* NR JSS Reservists are trained to execute that mission and carry out those duties during every support period. Drill weekends are spent alongside fellow Reservists from the other services in planning and preparation for Joint event participation, individual Joint education training, and accomplishing real-time, real-world Joint tasking in divisional ofces, training cells, or watchoor crisis support. Annual Training provides role assignments in 3/4 star Joint Staff and COCOM exercises, conducting training events alongside active duty counterparts a phenomenal level of direct operational support. Imagine your next AT when a senior active duty staff is exercising how to solve a crisis, and you are the role player on the other end of the phone that provides insight that directs the next course of action that is the incredible impact you can make on this staff. More specically, each directorate accomplishes unique tasking. The J35 runs the crisis action center during emergency events and routinely supports Global Force Management (GFM) efforts and exercises like Ardent Sentry. The J6 supports critical development in cyber, participating in Joint exercises like Vigilant Shield and Cyber Guard. The J7 has multiple sub-directorates that engage in activities ranging from exercise execution (Pacic Sentry [Hawaii], Panamax [Florida], Tradewinds [Caribbean], Keen Edge [Japan]), international forces interactions, doctrine management, and senior ag DV support. What does the unit look like? NR JSS is an 80-billet Navy unit that works alongside Reserve Army, Air Force, Marine, and Coast Guard forces that together support Joint Staff Directorates J35, J6 and J7. It is led by senior ofcers who engage Joint Staff Deputy Directors to align Reserve support, conduct executive support at Joint staff events, and provide a sincere focus on junior sailor development. Junior Sailors at all levels are empowered to engage in all manner of Joint Staff events from operations to training while simultaneously holding both Navy and Joint leadership roles. Drill weekends are held at JS Suffolk Complex and Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads USFF Maritime Operations Center, both in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Choosing your adventure Its now time to choose your own adventure. If you want to experience the tremendous global, force-wide opportunities of NR JSS, turn to page 86925. Thats the UIC for NR JSS the place for your next and most career enhancing, personally rewarding, and exciting tour yet! Junior Sailors at all levels are empowered to engage in all manner of Joint Staff events from operations to training while simultaneously holding both Navy and Joint leadership roles. (U.S. Navy photo) | 25


SURFACE FORCE CONTINUES TO LEVERAGE RESERVE MANNING AND SKILLS TO INCREASE LETHALITY AND WARFIGHTING READINESS T The RC2C initiative is the result of highlevel coordination between the Commander, U.S. Naval Surface Forces, the Chief of Navy Reserve, the Chief of Naval Personnel and the Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command. While RC2C officially got underway in the summer of 2017 with a pilot program supporting the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TR CSG), the program has expanded to provide qualied Reserve Sailors to any pre-deployment surface combatant, forward-deployed staff or homeport shifting vessel where manning shortfalls stress a crews ability to achieve lethality and warghting readiness. With the TR CSG facing 128 gapped billets in the six months prior to its 2017 deployment, the Reserve Force was on station to address the ACs needs. As opportunities to support the deploying strike groups workups were advertised to the Reserve Force via the Navy Reserve Homeport, Reserve Sailors surged forward to answer the bell. Of the 128 gapped billets throughout the TR CSG, the Reserve Force provided Sailors for nearly a quarter, executing over 1,600 days of active-duty surge support. The operational capability provided by these Reserve Sailors allowed the strike group to more effectively focus on critical warghting skills in the critical period prior to overseas deployment. As members of ships company during their tenure, Reserve Sailors participating in the RC2C pilot gained valuable in-rate training and experience, in many cases during underway periods. They also brought leadership, innovative ideas and civilian industry experience to their assigned crews, often valued even more than in-rate expertise. In some instances, RC2C Sailors were even invited to deploy with their ships and held key leadership positions. First Class Electronics Technician David Barber, assigned onboard USS Sampson (DDG 102) for 56 days from August through September 2017, provided extensive predeployment support. He commented, I absolutely enjoyed the experience and would do it again. The experience drove my desire even more to go active duty. In fact, I would love going back to the same ship full-time to support and defend our nation. Senior Chief Boatswains Mate Christopher Danula joined USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) for six months as leading chief petty ofcer of deck division, responsible for six junior Sailors and one chief petty ofcer. While aboard, Senior Chief Danula led operations resulting in the ships rst successful aviation crew certication, light-off assessment and Panama Canal transit from Bath, Maine to San Diego, California. Proud of his service, Danula stated The ability to immediately integrate with the ships crew and supervise all OD Division evolutions was amazing; I was treated as a permanent member of the active-duty crew; we were a total force supporting a common PEARL HARBOR, HIUSS CHAFEE (DDG 90) USS HALSEY (DDG 97) USS PREBLE (DDG 88) LEGENDGREATER THAN 120 DAYS 90 TO 120 DAYS UP TO 90 DAYS EVERETT, WACOMDESRON NINE USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101) USS SAMPSON (DDG 102) 26 | |


YOKOSUKA, JAPANCOMDESRON ONE FIVE USS BENFOLD (DDG 65) USS STETHEM (DDG 63) c CAIN (DDG 56) MANAMA, BAHRAINCOMDESRON FIVE USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13) USS LEWIS B PULLER (ESB 3) LITTLE CREEK, VA SAN DIEGO, CACOMCMRON THREE COMDESRON TWO THREE USS MILIUS (DDG 69) USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20) USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60) USS ESSEX (LHD 2) USS ANCHORAGE (LPD 23) USS DEWEY (DDG 105) USS SPRUANCE (DDG 111) USS OMAHA (LCS 12) SASEBO, JAPANCOMPHIBRON ELEVEN COMCMRON SEVEN USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) NAVAL BEACH UNIT SEVEN 100 Reserve Component Sailors have provided mission. Because of his superior performance, Capt. James Kirk, then commanding ofcer, recognized Senior Chief Danula with a Navy Achievement Medal and as an ofcial USS Zumwalt plank owner. The Reserve Sailors werent the only beneficiaries of the RC2C initiative. As dened under the Chief of Naval Personnels Sailor 2025 One Navy Team concept and Personal System Modernization pillar, RC2C focuses on optimizing the AC/RC total force solution. At its core, RC2C is the realization of integration and coordination between AC and Reserve Sailors which signicantly increases the operational readiness and lethality of the Fleet. This crucial enhancement of waterfront readiness did not go unnoticed by recent aoat command leadership. Together from October through December 2017, Seaman Boatswains Mate Jeffrey Gallegos and Shanice Jones joined OD01 Division onboard USS Sampson (DDG 102) for 160 combined days. Cmdr. Tim LaBenz, RC2C is the realization of integration and coordination between AC and Reserve Sailors...commanding ofcer, stated We had two unplanned losses before the two Reserve Sailors arrived onboard. Seaman Gallegos and Jones integrated immediately and picked up a majority of their workload. During their time onboard, both continually asked for more responsibility and worked on earning their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pins. The caliber of Seaman Gallegos and Seaman Jones was nothing short of incredible. I would absolutely support sponsoring additional Reserve Sailors on my ship. Similarly, Cmdr. Victor Garza, commanding ofcer USS Higgins (DDG 76) commented, | 27


Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Randy Johnson provided impeccable support while assigned in S1 division on board USS Higgins for 158 days. He was a professional, skilled, reliable, and dependent Sailor that worked hard with my crew during our pre-deployment phase from October 2017 to March 2018 to increase the ships overall warghting readiness. The RC2C initiative is the epitome of the Navy Reserves Ready to Win (R2W) action plan. Reserve Sailors are delivering operational capability to the Surface Force, teaming with AC Sailors and leveraging their unique skills and experience to increase the warghting readiness and lethality of deploying ships and staffs. RC2C is fully aligned with R2Ws focus areas by simplifying the process for Reserve Sailors to directly support the Fleet, enabling them to more effectively provide unique warfighting capabilities, leveraging their civilian skills to enhance their contributions to the Fleet, and resourcing the unique demands and operational commitments of the customer. Rear Adm. John Mustin, deputy commander, Naval Surface Forces, adds, Our Sailors, and their deploying ships, are our Navys center of gravity. And the realities of aoat manpower, at least as they exist today, challenge our ability to deliver our t and ll goals to our warghters as early in the pre-deployment cycle as wed like. Why is that? Well at its most fundamental level, its an inventory problem theres simply a shortage of available bodies. The good news is the RC can help. As weve shown, our great surface Reserve Sailors, eager to get back to the waterfront and be shipboard Sailors again, not only make a difference on our deployers theyve redened how the RC integrates aoat. Mustin adds, Im very proud of what were doing with RC2C. We know every aoat Sailor is precious every single one. And every single day a Reserve Sailor walks across the brow, we make our ships more capable, better trained, and more ready to win a highend ght at sea. The tremendous success of the programs TR CSG support proved the value of the RC2C initiative in 2017. In 2018, opportunities to support the upcoming Essex and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Groups (ARG) deployments have elicited enthusiastic responses in fact more than 35 Reserve Sailors are currently on orders to ships assigned to these two ARGs and have already provided over 4,600 days of active duty operational support. The Surface Force estimates that there may be more than 400 additional opportunities to assign Reserve Sailors to surface ships through Fiscal year 2019. To learn more about the RC2C initiative, check out program details on the Navy Reserve Homeport under the Surface Warfare Reserve Enterprise portal [ mil > Communities > Navy Reserve Surface Warfare Community > Good Gouge: Reserve Component to Sea (RC2C)]. Specic RC2C surge support opportunities can be found here: [ > CNRFC > N-Codes > N3 Operations > N31 Force Operations > N31 Home Page > Advertisement Portal (left column)] Senior Chief Boatswains Mate Christopher Danula receives the Navy Achievement Medal from USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Commanding (U.S. Navy photo)our great surface Reserve Sailors, eager to get back to the waterfront and be shipboard Sailors again, not only make a difference on our deployers theyve 28 | |


NAVY RESERVE IDEA PORTAL SPARKS EDM WORKFLOW IMPROVEMENTSIf you are a Unit Approver and have recently second unit approver step to be redundant and quickly implemented. the NRA. periods are routed to the NRA. Removal of the requirement for a Second Unit Approver helps to reduce the administrative burden on unit leadership. a realist about the process. There is much more that can be done to improve the user experience and make actions and said Lester. Then she discovered the found it to be an excellent location to discuss process she found it to be to eliminate one button and route all idea inputs to the Navy on the idea inputs. listed on the site. Compiled by Cmdr. Jay Hildebrandt, Team Simplify Win Tsar and Prior to this change, it took extra coordination among unit approvers to accomplish these simple tasks, especially if both approvers were not at the same drill weekend. READY TO WIN ACTION UPDATE | 29


Personnel matters are very passionate for me, so I try my very best to ensure that every Reservist that callsis taken care of or passed to the appropriate department in a timely manner. JEANNETTE HOLSTONCommander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) produce reports for all levels of the Navy Reserve. solution. She provided data to all echelon four the Navy total force. and of the year. CITIZEN PATRIOT 30 | |


Gunners Mate 2nd Class Roland G. Stout. Yeoman 2nd Class Eric T. Hanna. Yeoman 1st Class Tashia Hood. FACES OF THE FORCE | 31