A man from Hubbard received top honors during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington D.C.
Utilitiesman 1st Class Kevin Yaksich, was awarded the Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) Navy Special Warefare/Navy Special Operations Recruiter of the Year for 2017 on May 17.
Yaksich was selected for this award from more than 6,100 Navy recruiters around the nation and world, according to the Navy Office of Community Outreach.
Yaksich is currently assigned to Navy Recruiting District Ohio. For him, the Navy has been a life-changing experience.
“I joined the Navy to serve my great Country and to see the world,” said Yaksich. “Along my journey, the Navy has certainly changed my life for the better by teaching me discipline, a strong work ethic, and I’ve met so many great people I’ve served with that I am proud to call my brothers and sisters.”
Attendees of the event included Adm. Bill Moran, vice chief of naval operations; Vice Adm. Robert Burke, chief of naval personnel; Rear Adm. Peter Garvin, commander, NRC; and Donald Charbonneau, Command Master Chief of NRC.
The ceremony was part of a three-day event held in our nation’s capital city. The awardees had the opportunity to visit the Pentagon and meet with Patrick Barrett, deputy chief Navy Reserve.