Hospital Corpsman First Class Robert Steele, a native of Columbus, Ohio, was meritoriously promoted to petty officer first class by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson at the Pentagon, January 31.
This promotion resulted from his selection as the Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) Enlisted Recruiter of the Year, Active for 2016. Selection for this award is a testament to Steele’s talent acquisition expertise and his positive impact in the local community.
Steele received the Recruiter of the Year award during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington D.C., February 1.
“You were chosen for these awards not just because of your recruiting achievements, but because you represent the total Sailor concept,” said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke at the awards ceremony. “You represent everything we want in our Navy today.”
Steele is currently assigned to Navy Recruiting District Ohio. For him, the Navy has been a life-changing experience.
“The Navy has changed my life dramatically,” said Steele. “The pride and honor I have when I put on the uniform is like no other. It has made me a better man, father and husband.”
Steele was selected for this award from more than 4,500 Navy recruiters across the nation and around the world.
Once a year, NRC takes time to recognize the top 14 Navy recruiters during Recruiters of the Year Week in Washington, D.C.
“Navy recruiters truly embody our values and attributes, especially commitment, initiative and toughness as they brilliantly accomplish the demanding recruiting mission,” said Commander NRC Rear Adm. Jeffrey Hughes.
Information for this story was provided by the US Navy.