Selma sailor leads Navy team in recruiting history

Published 10:28 pm Saturday, August 18, 2018

Selma native Elbony Harris was recently selected for Chief Petty Officer in the Navy.

Harris earned praise for her role in helping ship future Sailors to Recruit Training Command (RTC).  She’s part of the Navy District Recruiting District (NRD) in San Antonio, Texas. It’s located with Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). The team ships an average of 14 young men and women to basic training daily.

“The team, to include our civilians and contractors, were able to identify discrepancies, correct them, upload each and every service record document and ensure that every individual arrived to basic training on their assigned date and with all required documents,” Harris told Navy Community Outreach this week. “Because of their efforts, the Navy team was able to ship the highest shipping numbers in July.”

Enlisted Processing Division supervisor Javier Elias praised Harris.

“Personnel Specialist 1st Class Elbony Harris led this tremendous feat without fail or flaw,” Elias said.  “Having been recently assigned this position, she immediately took complete control and ensured that the entire month went without a hitch.”

Harris is a 2002 graduate of Keith High School in Orrville.