Spotlight Sailor – LS1 Laurie Incitti
LS1 Laurie Incitti
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Petty Officer First Class, Logistics Specialist, Selected Reserve
Owner, Citti Residential Cleaning
Eden Prairie, MN
Petty Officer Incitti has spent her life serving her nation and her community. She served three years on active duty in the Navy as dental technician before leaving the Navy to support her husband’s naval career. In 2007 she made the decision to rejoin the Navy, this time as a member of the Navy Reserve as a logistics specialist. Additionally, she is an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America for 18 years. She also has a proud military family: her husband retired from the Navy in 1998 and two of her three children are currently serving in the Air National Guard. In 2014 she was selected as the Senior Sailor of the Quarter for Reserve Component Command Mid-West Region.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
The Navy Reserve has given me a place to grow and excel as a person, while fulfilling my desire to proudly serve my country. Personally, the Reserve has allowed me to continue my education, see the world, continue my community service in the Boy Scouts as a mentor and Eagle Board member, and remain home with my family. Professionally, serving as a First Class Petty Officer gave me leadership experience that increased my self-confidence. This directly helped me grow and build my business as well as sharpen my customer relations skills.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
I joined the Navy Reserves because I felt the need to continue my Navy career after choosing to leave and support my husband’s military career 20 years earlier. The Reserve has given me the ability to continue to grow my business, be home with family and still be available to serve my country as a member of the Reserve or on deployment. After serving for the last 7 years in the Navy Reserves, I know the Navy Reserves really is the best of both worlds.
In my Navy…
I have seen significant changes over the last thirty years and appreciate how far it has advanced in so many different aspects. I witnessed firsthand the expansion of women onto ships in the 1980’s and in the last year onto submarines. The Navy has advanced enormously on so many fronts from the Navy my husband and I experienced thirty years ago.