Spotlight Sailor – AO2 Angela Boyle
AO2 Angela Boyle
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Petty Officer Second Class, Aviation Ordnanceman, Selected Reserve
Massage Therapist (currently on ADSW for Funeral Honors)
Volunteers for the USO and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Husband is a member of the Navy Reserve. Her family is proud to have dedicated their lives to the Navy and Navy Reserve.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
The Navy Reserve has allowed me to proudly serve in the military and strive toward a goal I started while on active duty: becoming a Chief Petty Officer. I find working with and supporting my fellow Sailors very rewarding. But the Reserve has also allowed me to pursue my professional goal of becoming a Massage Therapist. The Reserve reminds me that discipline and hard work is what helps one become a stronger, more desirable employee. I take that with me into my civilian career, and it does not go unnoticed.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
When I completed my active duty commitment, I wasn’t quite ready to leave my Navy experience behind completely. I enjoyed serving. But the Navy also fed one of my main passions – traveling. By joining the Reserve, I could feasibly do both simultaneously. Not only have I been lucky enough to travel the world on my own, but being in the Navy Reserve has brought me to places I probably wouldn’t have gone to otherwise, like the Middle East.
In my Navy…
a lot has changed over time, but the most important things haven’t – the comradery that will stay with us forever and a sailor’s pride in serving their country.