Spotlight Sailor – IS1 Nicholas Theriot
IS1 Nicholas Theriot
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Petty Officer First Class, Intelligence Specialist, Selected Reserve
Currently Serving the Navy on Long-Term Orders
Since joining the Navy, Petty Officer Theriot has taken the opportunity to fill active duty and government billets ranging from intelligence analyst to senior interrogator and has served in Norfolk, Va., New Orleans, Stennis Space Center, Miss., Iraq, and Afghanistan.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
The Navy Reserve has completely changed my life. It has taught me to be a leader and a follower when needed, as well as life skills, communication skills, analytical skills, discipline, respect, self-respect and many more valuable assets I would never have learned anywhere else. The Navy has taken me all over the world, let me experience different cultures, and provided a segue for me to meet some of my best friends.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
I’ve always had a sense to serve the country through the military. The Navy Reserve seemed like the best option for me because I got to be in the Navy (like my brother was) and stay home to be near my family and friends.
In my Navy…
we continue to strive toward excellence in order to sustain our role as the best naval force on Earth. Make no mistake, seas have been calm and seas have been rough, but what fun is sailing on a sea that’s not tough!