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NEWS | Sept. 24, 2020

Navy Recruiting District San Antonio earns Bronze ‘R’ Award

By Burrell Parmer Navy Recruiting District San Antonio Public Affairs

The mission of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, or NRD SA, is to recruit the best and brightest men and women for service in America’s Navy, and for its performance during the first half of the fiscal year 2020, NRD San Antonio was awarded the Navy Recruiting Command’s Bronze “R” Award.

To be eligible for the award, an NRD or Navy Talent Acquisition Group, or NTAG, must achieve all Enlisted “E” and Officer “O” recruiting categories selected by NRC.

“We are so fortunate to be recognized amongst the highest caliber NRDs and NTAGs in the nation,” said Cmdr. Nicholas Gamiz, NRD commanding officer.  “It is truly a testament to the hard work that the recruiters and support personnel of NRD San Antonio who put their heart into their jobs on a daily basis.”

According to Master Chief Navy Counselor Matthew Maduemesi, NRD San Antonio chief recruiter, the earning the award took teamwork.

“We have not won the Bronze ‘R’ since 2004,” said Maduemesi, who has been the chief recruiter since 2018.  “It took a team of professionals. Our Sailors and support personnel are the best and are getting better every fiscal year.”

Other Bronze “R” winners included NRD New England, NTAG New Orleans, NRD Phoenix, NTAG Portland, NTAG Rocky Mountain, NTAG Pittsburg, and NTAG Ohio River Valley.

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.

The NRD will officially be redesigned as an NTAG Oct. 1. It will be comprised of a headquarters and two Talent Acquisition Onboarding Centers, or TAOC: TAOC Alamo City and TAOC Capital City.