Millington, Tenn. – Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) recognized three civilians to receive top honors as the civilian employees of the year, Apr. 2.

The annual award is used to acknowledge the junior, mid-grade and senior civilians that exceed all expectations of the NRC mission.

The recipients of the awards are: retired Logistics Specialist Master Chief Terry Person from Jackson, Tenn., management and program assistant, Junior Civilian of the Year; retired Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Mark Blair from Carthage, Texas, internet technology specialist, Mid-Grade Civilian of the Year; and Glenda Carter from Vanduser, Mo., printing officer, Senior Civilian of the Year.

“The three recipients of this award have contributed an extraordinary amount of their time, talent and resources to enhance the quality of Navy Recruiting,” said Commander, Navy Recruiting Command Rear Adm. Peter Garvin. “They are invaluable to members of our team and the mission at hand, and today we acknowledge that.”

The members of NRC express that that the award is more than just a name on a board, but something to strive for.

“It is really nice to be recognized,” said Carter. “It is something for every civilian here to work towards, a milestone. It is nice to know that our hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.”

Person served three decades of honorable military service and his new chain of command at NRC noticed the effort he put in while transitioning from Sailor to civilian.

“I have worked very hard in the two years I have been at NRC,” said Person, recipient of the Junior Civilian of the Year Award. “I have spent 30 years in the Navy, and being a Sailor was all I knew. After retiring and I had to learn the civilian side of the military which was a testing transition, but I put forth the effort, and NRC recognized the hard work.”

Even after the uniform is worn for the last time, retired U.S. Navy Sailors like Blair continue to support the members of the armed forces.

“I have always believed in what the Navy stands for,” said Blair. “I understand the struggle in the recruiting field so I help out those folks as much as I can. Helping bring in the next leaders of the Navy is more of an honor than receiving this award.”

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Updated March 1, 2017 (kbh)