Commander of Navy Recruiting Command, Staff Visit South Texas

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Story Number: NNS140306-09Release Date: 3/6/2014 12:33:00 PM

By Burrell Parmer, Navy Recruiting District San Antonio Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON (NNS) -- Mission accomplishment and Sailors' welfare were the themes stressed by Rear Adm. Annie B. Andrews, commander, Navy Recruiting Command (NRC), who visited Navy Recruiting District (NRD) San Antonio, Feb. 25-26.

Andrews was accompanied by Master Chief Navy Counselor Jimmie A. Holt, Jr., NRC's national chief recruiter, and John Curry, NRC's deputy for Logistics.

After visiting recruiters and staff of NRD Dallas, Andrews met with recruiters of Navy Recruiting Stations (NRS) Waco, Temple and North Austin, Feb. 25.

On Feb. 26, she received a briefing at NRD headquarters by Cmdr. Mike Briggs, executive officer, extended recognition to annual award winners, toured offices and greeted Sailors and support personnel. Additionally, the NRC team visited NRS's Hollywood Park and Ingram.

Throughout her visit, Andrews thanked the Sailors and support staff for their continuing efforts to recruit the best and brightest men and women that South Texas has to offer. She also wanted to know what her headquarters can do to assist and improve the process.

During her visit to NRS Broadway, Andrews had the opportunity to address four future Sailors.

"While at boot camp you are going to meet people from all different walks of life, all with varied backgrounds, but they all joined to be part of something special and greater," said Andrews. "It doesn't matter which program you go into; you always have to remember that you are always a U.S. Sailor first."

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