Spotlight Sailor – MM1 Elizabeth Valdez
MM1 Elizabeth Valdez
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Petty Officer First Class, Machinist’s Mate, Selected Reserve
Second Year Apprentice with Sturgeon Electric
Petty Officer Valdez served on active duty in the Navy for four years before transitioning to the Navy Reserve to continue serving her country. She is committed not only to giving back to her country, but also to her local community where she volunteers at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 570 community events.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
The Navy Reserve has not just given me the opportunity to continue my military career, it has also allowed me to explore different parts of the world, meet new people, and experience different cultures and traditions. In addition, by serving in the Navy Reserve I have learned how to become a leader, a hard working person, and a team player. The Navy Reserve has molded me into the person I am today, which makes me and my family very proud.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
I chose to join the Navy Reserve because I wanted to continue my military career and continue exploring the world.
In my Navy…
every sea warrior is treated with dignity and respect.