Spotlight Sailor – LS1 Jeffrey Grimes
LS1 Jeffrey Grimes
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Petty Officer First Class, Logistics Specialist, Selected Reserve
Courier for FedEx
Petty Officer Grimes was the Navy Operational Support Center Des Moines Sailor of the Quarter in 2014 (2nd Quarter). He is dedicated to the Navy and the Navy core values – on and off duty. He is proud to serve his country and visit locations he has only dreamed of seeing.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
Just like on active duty, the Navy Reserve has allowed me the opportunity to serve my country along with a genuine sense of PRIDE. I couldn’t be happier, or prouder, than to be part of the Navy team.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
For me, I missed the camaraderie and the feeling of pride serving in the United States military. Since the Navy had so much to offer, it was an easy decision for me to reenlist in the Reserve. The skills I learn at FedEx translate to my LS rating and vice versa in so many ways. A good example would be the way we track packages via the Integrated Barcode System, just like an LS does in the fleet.
In my Navy…
Sailors look out for one another, and we follow the Navy Core Values of Honor – Courage – Commitment.