Eastpoint native named Navy's Nuclear Field Coordinator of the Year

Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Thomas Bosarge, attached to Navy Recruiting District Houston, left, and

Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Thomas Bosarge, attached to Navy Recruiting District Houston, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Jaye Jones, a city outreach officer for Navy Recruiting Command, instruct a student on how to operate an underwater remote-operated vehicle at TechStreet Houston Nov. 20 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. TechStreet Houston is an event to teach and excite high school students about opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Sailors interacted with the students, answered questions about the Navy’s SeaPerch program and informed students about STEM opportunities in the Navy.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacob L. Dillon
Published: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 02:49 PM.

An Eastpoint native, attached to Navy Recruiting District Houston, received national recognition by receiving an award from Navy Recruiting Command Nov. 20.

Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Thomas Bosarge, the nuclear programs coordinator for NRD Houston, beat out 25 other contenders and was recognized as the Navy’s Nuclear Field Coordinator of the Year for the 2013 fiscal year.

Bosarge has been in the Navy for nearly 11 years. As the nuclear programs coordinator for NRD Houston, he ensures the proper screening and processing of all nuclear-qualified Navy applicants for 43 recruiting stations in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Bosarge is humbled and thankful for receiving this honor.

“This is truly an honor, being able to say I made it to the top is an experience I will always treasure,” he said. “I would like to thank all the people who made this possible, from the recruiters that find the applicants, to the classifiers, processors, and shipping clerks who ensure the records are error free. And a special thanks to my Navy Recruiting Command nuclear chain of command, as well as my immediate chain of command for the continuous leadership and mentorship they all provide.”

Bosarge passes this mentorship and leadership down to the young men and women he puts into the Navy’s nuclear programs.

“The favorite part of my job is getting to interact with the youth of today, they are the future of the Navy,” he said. “I tell all of them to set themselves up for the future and be the best they can be. I tell them to not let people stand in the way and keep you down, rise above them and do not let an opportunity pass you by.”



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