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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town!
This week’s edition is dedicated to Bronx native and US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Beverly Rodriguez, an instructor at Naval Education and Training Command.
NETC educates and trains those who serve our nation, taking them from street-to-fleet by transforming civilians into highly skilled, operational, and combat ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development.
NETC is made up of six commands that provide a continuum of professional education and training in support of Surface Navy requirements that prepare enlisted sailors and officers to serve at sea, providing apprentice and specialized skills training to 7,500 sailors a year.
Before she was teaching, Rodriguez was a 2011 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy High School and Columbia College graduate.
Rodriguez credits her success as an instructor to many of the lessons she learned growing up in the Bronx.
“I learned that keeping an open mind and diversifying your surroundings is key to becoming a true leader,” Rodriguez proudly said.
Anchors aweigh and stay safe Beverly.