1. FORCE 14 – 15 March 2013
From the Desk of the Reserve FORCE Master Chief:
The 98th Anniversary celebration was a complete success. The Chief of Navy
Reserve recognized 10 Chief Petty Officers who reflect the spirit and drive of our
force. As CNR said, “By their actions, they have excelled and motivated others to
excel”. VADM Braun also reflected on the Navy Reserve as a “determined and
responsive force known for flexibility and innovation”.
MCPON Stevens was the ceremony’s guest speaker. During his remarks, MCPON
recalled his time as a Navy Reservist and how those experiences helped prepare
him as he progressed through his career to his current role as MCPON. He also
recognized the flexibility and fortitude of the Navy Reserve, coupled with their
vast capacity and commitment to the total force. Thank You MCPON for honoring
us with your remarks and your continued support to our Reserve Force Sailors and
The Navy Reserve was established March 3, 1915 by the Naval Appropriations Act,
in support of World War I. Since 9/11, more than 65,000 Reserve Sailors have
been mobilized. Thank You to all of those that have served, who are currently
serving and to the families that support them.
Congratulations to our 2012 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year top 5 finalists:
UT1(SCW) Richard Bloomberg, NMCB 26 (NOSC Battle Creek, MI)
BM1(AW) Lisa A. Dalhouse, NR OSU 0633 (NOSC New York City, NY)
AWS1(NAC/AW) Brian W. Denike, HSC-3 SAU (COMHELWINSEAPAC)
MA1 James H. Moss, NR OSU 1353 (NOSC Nashville, TN)
SO1(SCW/SEAL) Dan R. Smith, NR SEAL UNIT 17 (SEAL TEAM SEVENTEEN)
The winner of this process will be meritoriously promoted to the rank of Chief
Petty Officer during the Chief of Naval Operations Sailor of the Year week 13-17
Out and about:
9-10 Mar - NOSC Raleigh, NC CO attended the ESGR Dinner in Raleigh, N.C.
15 Mar - NOSC Knoxville, TN CDR Jeffrey Grant will be relieved by CDR Matthew
Jordan as Commanding Officer.
13 Mar - NOSC Portland, OR hosted the first Portland Council Planning Meeting for
Portland Rose Festival 2013. Portland Sailors have in past years supported VIP
transportation and security, and will continue to provide these services in 2013.
Portland Sailors will remain prominent participants in the annual Portland Rose
14-19 Mar - NOSC Phoenix, AZ participating in the Navy Office of Community
Outreach 50/50 for the Phoenix area.
15-17 Mar - RCCSW will host a Returning Warrior Workshop in Phoenix, AZ. 175
attendees are expected. Public Affairs coverage will be provided.
16 Mar - NOSC Pittsburgh, PA will participate in local St. Patrick's Day parade.
2. FORCE 14 – 15 March 2013
16 Mar - NOSC Newport, RI will march in Newport's St. Patrick's Day parade.
CNAFR: AWF1(NAC/AW) Yajaira Lewis from VR-56 in Oceana represented
Commander Fleet Logistics Support Wing at the Commander, Naval Air Force,
Pacific Fleet Sailor Of Year competition in San Diego the last week of February.
She was 1 of 5 Sea SOY finalists chosen from 20 Echelon IV Sea commands across
CNAP. Although she wasn't selected as the CNAP Sea SOY, she represented
extremely well and enjoyed a tremendous week of festivities and competition in
RC to AC Initiative: As of 6MAR13, 90 applications have been submitted for
conversion back to the AC with 31 approvals. Of the remaining 59 applicants, 30
are in process and 29 were ineligible or disapproved.
Additionally, 22 Definite Three Year Recall quotas as Recruit Division Commanders
and Navy Special Warfare Instructors have been advertised. 35 Applications have
been submitted; 17 have been approved; 13 are in process; and, 5 were ineligible
Please see attached memorandum from CMDCM Wallis (Director, SEA) regarding
funding opportunities for Senior Chief Petty Officer’s to attend the in-resident SEA
course. This significant effort to increase SEA throughput is a tangible Navy
commitment to continue the development of our Senior Enlisted leadership, an
area of strong emphasis in MCPON's Zeroing in on Excellence initiative.
Please submit inquires to:
FTS personnel. YNCS P. Grantham (PERS-40) at firstname.lastname@example.org
* FTS SCPOs can utilize TAD funds scholarship to attend.
SELRES personnel. YNC E. Schreckengost (OCNR)
* SELRES SCPOs can utilize ADT-school funding that remains available.
The SEA is currently accepting applications for the following SEA BC courses:
BC49: Blackboard starts 20MAY13, Resident starts (Newport) 8JUL13
BC50: Blackboard starts 19AUG13, Resident starts (Newport) 7OCT13
BC51: Blackboard starts 15OCT13, Resident starts (Newport) 2DEC13
Or for future class dates, please refer to:
The SEA Blended class was specifically created for our Selected Reserve
Leadership. Quotas are limited to 42 per class. For any personnel interested,
please contact YNC(AW/SW) E. Schreckengost, FORCM EA at the Office (703) 695-
3975/3976, DSN 223; Blackberry (360) 632-3898 or via email
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