Spotlight Sailor – OS1 Daniel A. Graf
OS1 Daniel A. Graf
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Daniel A. Graf
Petty Officer First Class, Operations Specialist, Selected Reserve
Police Officer, Federal Way, WA
Iowa City, IA (resides in Tacoma, WA)
Petty Officer Graf’s dedication to service can be seen in all aspects of his life. Prior to joining the Navy Reserve, Petty Officer Graf served as a rescue swimmer and a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team member. Once, he and his team were meritoriously cited for successfully rescuing all four pilots of a B-1 bomber that had crashed off the island of Diego Garcia. Now, in addition to serving in the Navy and as a police officer, he also volunteers as a Football coach.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
The Navy Reserve has allowed me to proudly serve in the military while being a little closer to home to enjoy my family and community. I constantly utilize my Navy experience as an LPO to build a positive future for my community’s youth through mentoring. As a reservist, I’m also able to continue to reach for my Navy career goals that I started while on active duty, like becoming a Chief Petty Officer.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
When I completed my active duty commitment, I wanted to continue my Navy career but also pursue a law enforcement job that would allow me to be closer to home. I was able start a new career while continuing to serve my country.
In my Navy…
change is a constant – just like the pride I serve with. Being prepared and adaptable allows me to continue to proudly serve my country in the Navy Reserve.