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NEWS | Nov. 15, 2019

NRD San Antonio spouses join America’s Navy

By Burrell Parmer Navy Recruiting District San Antonio Public Affairs

Serving one’s nation is one of many reasons why a person would join the armed forces, and at Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, two Navy spouses joined in to be able to serve with their active-duty spouses.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Brown of Gallatin, Tennessee, rejoined America’s Navy as a Reservist during an enlistment ceremony held at Navy Recruiting District San Antonio headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Oct. 16.

He first entered the Navy in 2013, serving four years, and is married to Petty Officer 2nd Class Angelica Brown, the NRD San Antonio community relations coordinator.

According to Christian Brown, who has served aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) and USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), he missed the comradery and being able to contribute towards the military’s mission.

Angelica Brown is happy for her husband.

“He misses being a boatswain’s mate, and even though it’s not full time, he still gets to do what he loves,” she said. “We will have to plan our duty stations when we move to ensure we aren’t separated.” 

On Oct. 23, Christopher Delaney of Houston joined America’s Navy during an enlistment ceremony held at the San Antonio Military Entrance Processing Station. 

Delaney, who will served in the aviation ordnance career field, is married to Petty Officer 1st Class Kamitria Delaney, a personnel specialist assigned to NRD San Antonio.

“I love my country and would love to serve in the military,” said future Sailor Delaney.  “I want to earn a better life for my family.”

Delaney, who has been married to her husband for two years, was excited about her husband’s decision to join America’s Navy.

“I look forward to the challenge and understand the added resilience it will take to be dual active-duty spouse,” Delaney said.  “I believe being an active duty spouse will be a great investment in our future that will come with sacrifice; it will be worth it.”

“I am excited about being part of a military household,” said Christopher Delaney, a 2005 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Houston.  “My wife inspires me towards what is possible for me to achieve.”

NRD San Antonio’s area of responsibility includes more than 34 Navy Recruiting Stations and Navy Officer Recruiting Stations spread throughout 144,000 square miles of Central and South Texas territory.