Chief of U.S. Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun arrived in Bahrain Dec. 22 for a two-day visit, as part of a region-wide trip to thank mobilized sailors for their service and listen to ideas from the fleet.
More than 3,000 members of the Navy Reserve are currently mobilized, making up 80 percent of the Navy’s mobilizations.
In a question-and-answer sessions with sailors, Braun said that the Reserve community is working hand in hand with active duty sailors to achieve the three tenets of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert.
She also asked the sailors to share their ideas and proposals, given their first-hand experience.
“The best ideas always come from the deckplate, not from the halls of the Pentagon,” said Braun. “We are always looking at ways to improve and provide the tools necessary for Sailors’ quality of work, life and service.”
After her discussions with sailors and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) leadership, Braun left Bahrain to continue her tour across the Middle East.
Naval Today Staff, December 30, 2013; Image: US Navy