Spotlight Sailor – LS3 Peter Howey
LS3 Peter Howey
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Petty Officer Third Class, Logistics Specialist, Selected Reserve
Criminal Justice student at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Assistant to the Veteran’s Affairs Representative at the Veteran’s Assistance Office at Lackawanna College
Petty Officer Howey is currently mobilized to Djibouti, Africa where he is a budget analyst at Camp Lemonnier/Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. Prior to deploying he volunteered at the Gino Merli Vet Center 1-2 times per month; started a Toys for Tots Drive at Lackawanna College; served as the President of Veteran’s Club at Lackawanna College; and helped with upkeep of the Vietnam Memorial at Nay Aug Park.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
Being in the Navy Reserve has allowed me to attend college on a full-time basis as well as continue to serve this great nation by giving me the opportunity to work with junior sailors and be a part of the Funeral Honor/Color Guard Detail. The Navy Reserve has also helped me give back to the community that I came from before I joined the Navy.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
The main reason why I decided to join the Navy Reserve is because after serving honorably on active duty for over four years, I wasn’t ready to leave the camaraderie that goes along with being a sailor in the Navy or give up serving my country. The Navy way of life is how I live my life 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the Navy Reserve, I don’t have to stop being a motivated sailor and can help motivate others. It’s a great feeling, spreading motivation and dedication to junior sailors that want to be successful and make the Navy Reserve a career.
In my Navy…
a lot has changed over the course of 7 years since I took the oath of enlistment. I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting hundreds of sailors who all bring different diversities and backgrounds to the table but the one thing that has been a constant with every sailor that I have ever had the opportunity of meeting is their willingness to serve not only The United States of America and the United States Navy but by extension the world, because the United States Navy has always been ready now, anytime and anyplace whenever the Navy is called upon. Sailors’ willingness to drop everything on a moment’s notice is one of the main reasons why the navy is as great a force as it is.