Spotlight Sailor – CM3 Leah Rapp

February 09, 2015
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CM3 Leah Rapp

Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor

Name

Leah Rapp

Rank/Rate

Petty Officer Third Class, Construction Mechanic, Selected Reserve

Civilian Job

Full time IT Technician at Quicken Loans and a part-time student studying Computer Science

Hometown

Ferndale, Michigan

CM3 Leah Rapp

CM3 Leah Rapp

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Spotlight Highlight

In late 2012, Petty Officer Rapp donated a kidney to her childhood best friend, saving her life and truly exemplifying the Navy core values of honor, courage and commitment.

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

I am proud of my service with the Navy Reserve. While I enjoyed active duty, being in the Navy Reserve allows me to maintain my commitment to the U.S. Armed Forces while being able to achieve my college and community goals. The Navy Reserve has taught me the professional development and time management skills needed to help me with all that I wish to accomplish.

Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?

After I was honorably discharged from active duty, I felt that there was something missing. I enjoyed my new life as a civilian, but it lacked the kind of fulfillment being in the Navy brought me. I am glad I have joined the Reserve I have found commitment to the Navy Reserve to be deeply rewarding and am glad that I am able to serve again in a part-time capacity.

In my Navy…

the challenges of an ever changing fleet are met with the professionalism and pride of well-trained Sailors.

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