Vice Adm. Bill Moran, chief of naval personnel (CNP), and Rear Adm. Jeffrey W. Hughes, commander, Navy Recruiting Command (CNRC), visited Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Raleigh Feb. 25.

CNP and CNRC kicked off their visit with a walkthrough of the recruiting district headquarters with Cmdr. Chris Dickerson, commanding officer of NRD Raleigh.

During their joint visit, Moran and Hughes had the opportunity to meet with and field questions from the civilians and Sailors at NRD Raleigh and nearby recruiting stations.

Hughes used this time to express his gratitude for all the hard work that the personnel at NRD Raleigh do every day to support the recruiting mission.

“The best part about visiting the NRDs is getting to know and engage Sailors in their working environment,” said Hughes. “I’m so proud of our recruiting team and the amazing job they do. They are succeeding at a very tough job and these trips give me the opportunity to hear the concerns of our recruiters so I can do everything in my power to ensure they are best supported to thrive in accomplishing our vital mission.”

While at the NRD, Moran presented Sonar Technician Surface 1st Class Roland M. Swain with the Centurion Award.

The Centurion Award is given to recruiters who achieve 100 new contracts during their current recruiting tour, which is a tremendous production accomplishment very seldom achieved.

Swain is stationed as a recruiter at Navy Recruiting Station (NRS) Hope Mills, Hope Mills, N.C. While onboard NRD Raleigh, he has achieved remarkable accomplishments in the realm of Navy recruiting. He has received numerous awards in recruiting such as the Circle Award, Navy Reserve Recruiter of the Year, NROTC Recruiter of the Year, High School Canvasing Recruiter of the Year, as well as 11 Gold Wreaths and now the Navy recruiting Centurion Award.

“To have the CNP shake my hand and present me this award was the most remarkable point of my career so far,” said Swain. “We really appreciate CNP and CNRC coming all the way to Raleigh. It’s not often that we get visitors of this caliber and it’s a great opportunity for us to have them here.”

The NRD stop was the first time that many of the civilians and Sailors had seen CNP and CNRC on travel together.

Following the award ceremony at NRD Raleigh, the two admirals capped off their North Carolina trip by spending time with Sailors at NRS Raleigh and NRS Durham.

NRD Raleigh consists of approximately 270 personnel, in 54 stations and 3 MEPS across North Carolina, South Carolina, and a small part of Georgia. NRD Raleigh attained 16 of 17 enlisted categories on the Recruiting “R” award in FY15 and met all assigned enlisted goals and sub goals for 12 consecutive months.

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Updated March 1, 2017 (kbh)