Saleem C. McNair
Chief Recruiter - NTAG Pittsburgh
19 September 2022
Senior Chief Petty Officer, Saleem C. McNair, enlisted into the U.S. Navy in the Winter of 1998 after completing 3 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. A native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, he rated into the Cryptologic Technician Maintenance community where he completed both “A” & “C” schools at The Center for Information Dominance Corry Station Pensacola, Florida. Upon completion of schooling, he was hand selected to become the lead maintainer at the same school house where he just graduated. Before Transferring to his next assignment, USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University’s school of Engineering.
While aboard the aircraft carrier, he completed a deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of the Global War on Terrorism. During those 3 years, he was Advanced to First Class and received multiple awards and citations for his work as the maintenance Leading Petty Officer (LPO) for CV 67’s Ship’s Signal Exploitation Space.
After his successful sea tour, he reported to Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Nashville, TN. as a Recruiter in NRS North Little Rock. While there, he completed a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Webster University, in addition to converting to the Career Recruiting Force. During this period, he climbed both in rank and position. After a successful four year tour, he left NRD Nashville as a Navy Career Counselor Chief and Zone Supervisor.
NCCS McNair was then assigned to NRD San Antonio, where he served as the Division Leading Chief Petty Officer (DLCPO) for Division 2, Killeen, TX area. During his tenure, he and his team were awarded Division of the Year honors two years in a row.
His next point of duty was then NRD Pittsburgh, where he assumed the position of Division 2 DLCPO, responsible for the greater Pittsburgh area. During his first year, his team won Division of the Year honors and he was personally recognized as Division Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Year. After which the command opted to use his skill sets as a Command Trainer. Before leaving, he advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and attained his Assistant Chief Recruiter (ACR) Qualification.
NCCS McNair was slated to the ACR position in NRD Atlanta. During his successful tour, he served as ACR over both enlisted and officer missions. During Navy Recruiting Command’s transformation, he transitioned to the Director of Personnel (DPO) of Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Atlanta’s Talent Acquisition Onboarding Center (TAOC) South.
After departing NTAG Atlanta, NCCS McNair reported to NTAG Nashville where he served as DPO of TAOC Memphis and ACR. During this tour, he completed his Chief Recruiter (CR) Qualification.
NCCS McNair reported in December 2023 as Chief Recruiter of Navy Talent Acquisition Group Pittsburgh, where he currently serves.