Spotlight Sailor – BM3 Anuradha Sharma

August 18, 2014
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BM3 Anuradha Sharma

Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor

Name

Anuradha Sharma

Rank/Rate

Petty Officer Third Class, Boatswain’s Mate, Selected Reserve

Civilian Job

IT Programmer

Hometown

Queens, NY

BM3 Anuradha Sharma

BM3 Anuradha Sharma

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While on active duty, Petty Officer Sharma participated in Operation Unified Response – a humanitarian assistance mission that provided relief for Haitians following the devastating earthquake there in 2010.  Drawing upon her experience there and other places she has served while in the Navy, she dedicates more than 200 hours a year to mentoring local children at Saint Mary’s Church.

How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?

The Navy Reserve has allowed me to proudly serve my country while being close to my hometown. I continually tap into my Navy experience to help youth in my community build solid, positive futures. The Reserve has also given me the opportunity to continue to reach my Navy career goals started while on active duty, like becoming a Naval Officer.

Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?

After I completed my active duty commitment, I wasn’t ready to leave my Navy experience behind.  At the same time, I wanted the ability to earn my bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. The Navy Reserve provided a way for me to continue serving while attending college.  A college degree is important if I want to achieve my goal of becoming a Naval Officer.

In my Navy…

I would like to see a female Secretary of the Navy before I retire.

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