PEARL HARBOR, HI - Chief Logistics Specialist Naomi Green, originally from Sacramento, California and an underway instructor at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific, was commissioned an Ensign during a ceremony at the Pacific Fleet Boathouse onboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on November 26.
For 14 years Green has progressed her way through the enlisted ranks and by becoming a commissioned officer she ends one chapter in her Navy career, but begins another.
Green's husband Billy applied the gold bars of an Ensign to her uniform as her Mother Susan watched from her side. Chief Warrant Officer Mitchell Felipe placed the new officer's cover on her head.
"First and foremost, I could not have done it without the support of my family and the sacrifices they made. The beliefs that were instilled in me by my Mother, the leadership and mentorship I received from the Supply Corps officers that I have had the privilege of serving with, and the work my Sailors accomplished were vital to my success.”
“I never intended to join the Navy until I realized my opportunities to attend college after high school were bleak. A recruiter at my high school offered me an opportunity for a career and money for college that I viewed as an opportunity to make something of myself.”
"As a Limited Duty Supply Corps Officer I will continue to push my Sailors to achieve their goals and stress the importance of our mission. The corps supports the line!"
Supply Officer, Chief Warrant Officer Neil Villanueva, presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office to Green. Following the oath, Green received her first salute from Cryptologic Technician (Collection) First Class Brenda Flores and presented her with a silver dollar in accordance with tradition. Additionally, ATG MIDPAC’s Commanding Officer Captain John Figuerres and Lieutenant Commander (Ret) Michael Davidson gave warm remarks and regards on behalf of Green.
"It was a great honor to commission Green on that afternoon. As a prior storekeeper, it makes me proud to see another Sailor become an officer," said Villanueva. "She has been a great instructor and leader in our training command, and we need more top notch supply personnel from the fleet coming back to take her place. She has been an asset to the Pacific fleet and I know she will succeed at her next command."
From ATG MIDPAC, Green will attend Navy Supply Corps School in Newport, R.I., before proceeding back to the fleet as a Supply Officer.
Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific’s mission is to provide safe and effective training of the Pacific Fleet and Coast Guard ships. We assist commanders in assessing ships’ training readiness, and provide training necessary to meet fleet basic training standards.