2011 Sailor of the Year Finalist
2011 Sailor of the Year Finalist

  LS1 (SW) Rita Siqueiros

Logistics Specialist First Class Siqueiros, a native of Baldwin Park, California, entered the United States Navy in the summer of July 1993. After attending recruit training at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida, she reported Storekeeper “A” school at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi. Following “A” school, she received orders to USS Frank Cable (AS40), in Charleston, South Carolina, where she held many different title including Depot Level Repairable Manager and Inventory Manager, where she directly contribute to the Supply Department’s Blue E. In 1996, she rode the ship half way across the world where she did a homeport with the ship in Guam.

In 1997, she reported to Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) San Diego, as enthusiastic second class petty officer where she was a contract expeditor and Independent Storekeeper for the Operations Department.

In 2001, she reported to the USS TARAWA (LHA 1), where she quickly adapted to the merger with the Aviation Storekeeper and worked as the Repairable Manager and was advanced to Petty Officer First Class.

In the winter of 2002, Petty Officer Siqueiros reported to Naval Base San Diego, where she supported the Naval Base Galley as the Supply Leading Petty Officer. She was a key player and contributed to three consecutive NEY awards by providing logistic and safety supported material.

In 2007, she reported to the USS PINCKNEY (DDG 91) were she successfully led her division in a passing score in the Supply Management Certification. Shortly after the certification, she deployed with the ship on Operation Pacific Partnership. In the spring of 2008, she was sent to USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) were she was the leading petty officer and financial storekeeper. In 2009, she successfully certified the Supply Departments Store Division scoring an excellent resulting in a third consecutive Supply Departments Blue E award.

LS1 Siqueiros reported to Beachmaster Unit One on 28 February 2010, where she has become an invaluable asset. She is the command’s Supply Officer, which is usually billet for a Chief Petty Officer.

Her personal decorations include: six Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, six Good Conduct Medals, and various unit Medal s and Awards.

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