Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors.
At Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Meridian, instructors teach sailors to be combat-ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development.
Seaman Recruit Logan Stamey, a native of Lewiston, Idaho, is a student at NTTC Meridian, learning the necessary skills needed to be a yeoman (submarines).
“I’ll be responsible for various administrative and clerical work, such as correspondence, awards and fitness reports for both enlisted personnel and officers,” said Stamey.
Stamey, a 2023 graduate of Lewiston High School, joined the Navy four months ago.
“I joined the Navy to a have good stable life, to buy a house and to get a college education,” said Stamey.
Stamey relies upon skills and values similar to those found in Lewiston to succeed in the military.
“When I was young, I learned respect and a good work ethic,” said Stamey.
NTTC Meridian, located at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi, is committed to developing dedicated and motivated sailors and Marines. Following boot camp, they provide entry-level “A” school training to students in administration and supply ratings.
NTTC Meridian is one of the more than 1,640 subordinate learning sites that serve as a part of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) domain. NETC educates and trains those who serve, providing the tools and opportunities that enable life-long learning, professional and personal growth and development, ensuring fleet readiness and mission accomplishment.
With 90% of global commerce traveling by sea and access to the internet relying on the security of undersea fiber optic cables, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity of the United States is directly linked to trained sailors and a strong Navy.
Serving in the Navy means Stamey is part of a team that is taking on new importance in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy.
“Our Navy is one of the strongest military forces on the planet,” said Stamey. “It’s paramount to the security of both our people and our freedom. The U.S. being strong deters our enemies.”
Stamey has many opportunities to achieve accomplishments during military service.
“My proudest accomplishment is becoming physically fit and maintaining good money management skills,” said Stamey.
As Stamey and other sailors continue to perform missions, they take pride in serving their country in the United States Navy.
“Serving in the Navy, means I am doing something I have always looked up to that would make me a better man,” added Stamey.