Spotlight Sailor – HM1 LaTara Hall
HM1 LaTara Hall
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Petty Officer First Class, Hospital Corpsman, Selected Reserve
Occupational Health, Audiology Tech, LPN
Petty Officer Hall was recently selected as Navy Operational Support Center Gulfport’s Reserve Sailor of the Year. In addition to her dedication to her Navy Reserve Career and civilian careers, Hall serves as the web site designer and as an usher for a local Church and volunteers as a student mentor.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
The Navy Reserve has provided me with priceless opportunities that have changed and molded my life for the better, including enabling me to continue my education with the Montgomery GI bill to further give back to the Navy as I get closer to obtaining a BSN. I have also developed a wonderful connection with an extended family of Sailors/shipmates over the past 15 years, and I have been able to learn from some of the greatest mentors who have taught me the true meaning of respect and compassion.
The pride I feel to wear my uniform and represent the Navy Reserve is beyond words. I love the Navy because I continue to learn something new every day, which builds towards my future, improves my life and my career in the Navy Reserve.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
I chose to join the Navy Reserve because at that time my husband was active duty Navy, and I always had a desire to join the Navy myself. My husband and I decided at that time the Navy Reserve would be the best option for me, and it absolutely was. It allowed me to transfer from one drill center/NOSC to the next without stress or hardship when it was time for him to transfer locations as well.
In my Navy…
There is a world of opportunities at my fingertips! The gift of knowledge, skills and training and personal growth is never ending!