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PHOTO: Selma native recently promoted to petty officer third class

Selma native Timothy Hardy was recently promoted to petty officer third class in the United States Navy under the Meritorious Advancement Program. Hardy is assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four, which houses landing craft air cushions for the U.S. east coast out of Norfolk, Virginia.

He works as a maintenance engineer and recently completed Baltic Operations, which is a North European military operation that strengthens the U.S. alliance with European allies.

Hardy is the son of Tommy Hardy Sr. and Vanessa Flennory of Selma and the grandson of Veola Howard. He hopes to one day work as an engineering instructor at a naval training center.