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05/29/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/29/2020 20:33

Naval Air Training Command Announces Civilian, Senior Civilian of the Year

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- Naval Air Training Command (NATRACOM) recognized to of its members as the 2019 Civilian and Senior Civilian of the Year, April 2.

Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) Rear Adm. Daniel Dwyer named Destiny Creel Civilian of the Year and Rodel Henry Senior Civilian of the Year.

'Civilians are the bedrock of our organization,' Dwyer said. 'They are the continuity that keeps the wheels of CNATRA turning. We employ over 500 civilians on our team and the selections for this year's award winners were extremely competitive. I'm thankful to serve alongside them each and every day.'

Creel is a student control professional at Training Air Wing 5, the central administrative location for all student-related matters during flight training at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida.

'I am honored to receive the NATRACOM award,' Creel said. 'I am so appreciative of those who have recognized my work. Congratulations to all nominees. Each and every one of them is more than worthy of receiving this award. I have a great team and believe they share in this achievement. Thank you for all the hard work and effort put in by all nominees to take care of our service members.'

Henry, a quality assurance specialist at CNATRA Det. Pensacola, aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, is responsible for contractor oversight in regard to quality/maintenance and overall contract compliance.

'First and foremost, I am extremely humbled and honored to have received this award,' Henry said. 'My pride from receiving this comes from the knowledge that I was even nominated from the many hardworking and dedicated civilians at NATRACOM. This award is the accumulation of the support that I receive from my family, leadership, and coworkers.'

Headquartered at NAS Corpus Christi, CNATRA comprises five training air wings and 17 squadrons in Florida, Mississippi, and Texas in addition to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. CNATRA's mission is to train the world's finest combat quality aviation professionals, delivering them at the right time, in the right numbers, and at the right cost to a Naval Force that is where it matters, when it matters.

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