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Navy Times’ Sailor of the Year is an Afghanistan vet and an all-star volunteer | NavyTimes
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Navy Times’ Sailor of the Year is an Afghanistan vet and an all-star volunteer | NavyTimes

The high point of Information Systems Technician 1st Class (IW/EXW) Justin Sullivan’s Navy career was a four-year tour with Navy Special Warfare Group Two’s mobile communication team, deploying alongside the elite SEALs all over the world — including Afghanistan, where he served two combat tours at remote operating bases.

“I started out in the Navy as a four-year guy,” Sullivan told Navy Times. “Truthfully, being from Wyoming, there wasn’t a whole lot out there and part of the reason I joined was to get out of the state and see the world,” he said.

“My plan was to go to college, but I couldn’t afford it. Then my school had a National Guard recruiter come in and he was talking about free college in the military and that got me thinking that I wanted to serve my country and get my degree, so I joined the Navy.”

Source: Navy Times’ Sailor of the Year is an Afghanistan vet and an all-star volunteer