By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jerry Jimenez, Navy Office of Community Outreach
GREAT LAKES, Ill. – Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors.
At Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), instructors at advanced technical schools teach sailors to be highly skilled, operational, and combat ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development.
Seaman Tomas Spears, a native of Temple, Georgia, is a student at NETC, learning the necessary skills needed to be an operations specialist.
As an operations specialist, Spears will be responsible for ensuring the safety of a ship by tracking radar systems and conducting a variety of operations ranging from navigation to air warfare.
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