I am completely humbled and honored to be SPAWAR Reserve Program’s Sailor of the Year (SOY)! This was a multiple day, tough competition where I competed with SPAWAR’s finest. I learned so much from the other finalists and know they will go on to be incredible leaders in the US Navy Reserves. I want to thank all of the Chiefs, Senior Chiefs, and Master Chiefs who challenged me and offered guidance throughout the competition. Now it’s on to the force-level, national competition for SOY. Only the top 5 will move on to the competition in Washington DC. We’ll see what happens moving forward, but I’m proud to represent my command on the national level.