Spotlight Sailor – IS2 Wesley Dellinger
IS2 Wesley Dellinger
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Petty Officer Second Class, Intelligence Specialist, Selected Reserve
Information Technology Support
Intelligence Specialist Second Class Wesley S. Dellinger is committed to giving back to both his nation and his community. In addition to serving in the Navy Reserve, Dellinger has generously donated his time and talent to install computers at JP Jones Community Center and Interior Aids Association located in Fairbanks.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
The Navy Reserve has given me the opportunity to pursue a college education in my hometown while supporting my shipmates on active duty. I have enjoyed experiences in my civilian life that I would not have had if I had not joined the reserves. My employer is a proud supporter of veterans and has won the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) award due to my nomination. I am thankful for their support, because it allows me the flexibility to meet the demands of the Navy. The Navy Reserve has helped me to further my career in both the civilian world and in the military by creating job opportunities and providing educational benefits.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
I chose the Navy Reserve when I received information about the availability of its technological programs. I felt right then that the reserve force was right for me. I have always valued college education and it is an important life goal that I must accomplish. The Navy is giving me the opportunity to complete this task through its educational benefits.
In my Navy…
We are a bonded community forged by pride. Sailors serve together as a family and understand selfless sacrifice. I am proud of what we stand for.