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Reservists Play A Key Role at Center for Security Forces

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS071010-09
Release Date: 10/10/2007 11:45:00 AM

By Lt.j.g. Alphonso Jefferson Jr., Center For Security Forces Public Affairs

LITTLE CREEK, Va. (NNS) -- Throughout fiscal year 2007, approximately 54 Navy reserve Sailors continued to play a key role in the success of the Center for Security Forces (CSF).

Reserve Sailors have assumed critical roles as instructors for vital training to the fleet such as anti-terrorism/force protection, small arms training, visit, board, search and seizure and riverine.

"Reservists have answered the call and are operating in positions around the CSF domain,” said Chief Master-at-Arms Christopher Rubino, reserve liaison with CSF. “Their dedication and contribution to Navy Security and [global war on terrorism] training have been noticed at the highest levels.”

Reserve Sailors have fully integrated alongside active-duty personnel to provide the highest caliber of training and support.

Some reservists work long hours, side-by-side with their active-duty counterparts. They instruct, they provide medical, logistical, or administrative support, and they contribute the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their civilian occupations to improve CSF’s effectiveness.

"[Reserve Sailors] want to be a part of the team,” said Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Homer Stinson, command master chief for the Center for Security Forces. “Take one glance at any of our learning sites and you will find that active component and reserve component are indistinguishable. We are one team, indivisible and fully focused on mission success."

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