Department of the Navy Holds ‘Tribute to Diversity’

Department of the Navy Holds ‘Tribute to Diversity’


THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY HELD A ‘TRIBUTE
TO DIVERSITY’ IN THE PENTAGON’S CENTER COURTYARD IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, OCTOBER 12TH. SECRETARY
OF THE NAVY, RAY MABUS, AND CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, ADMIRAL JONATHAN GREENERT, ALONG
WITH OTHER NAVY AND MARINE CORPS OFFICIALS, DEDICATED THE PENTAGON’S NEWEST MEMORIAL – A
HALLWAY TRIBUTE TO DIVERSITY. THE COMMEMORATION FEATURES PICTURES OF DIVERSE NAVY AND MARINE
CORPS LEADERS AND SERVICE MEMBERS. MABUS SPOKE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WALL AND WHAT
ITS’ UNVEILING SYMBOLIZES. “‘FOR US TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE GREATEST
STRENGTHS THAT THE NAVY AND THE MARINE CORPS HAS. OUR DIVERSE ENLISTED OFFICER CIVILIAN
WORK FORCE. THE DISPLAY THAT WE ARE GOING TO…ON TODAY DEPICTS INDIVIDUALS WITH 45
DIFFERENT PHOTOS WHO REPRESENTS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF UNIQUE MEN AND WOMEN WHO TOGETHER
HELP MAKE US THE GREATEST EXPEDITIONARY FIGHTING FORCE THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN.” HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT HOW DIVERSITY HAS PLAYED
A PART IN NAVY WARFIGHTING AND HOW IT WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY A PART IN THE NAVY’S FUTURE. “WE COUNT ON A WIDE VARIETY …TO EXECUTE..MISSIONS,
AND THE VERY SAME IS TRUE FOR OUR PEOPLE. WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN OUR RANKS.
aND IN OUR CAREER OPORTUNITIES IT WILL ALLOW FOR THE TRAINING FOR JOB SATISFACTION. THE
RETENTION OF THE TALENT THAT WE HAVE.” THE DAY WAS CAPPED OFF BY A RIBBON CUTTING
TO UNVEIL THE WALL. FROM THE DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY I’M PETTY OFFICER ASHLEY HEDRICK.

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