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In the Spotlight

09 September 2022

From Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Triniti Lersch, Naval Air Station Sigonella Public Affairs Office

Yeoman 2nd Class Tyree Pierre from Manassas, Va. joined the Navy in November of 2015. Pierre has been at Naval Air Station Sigonella for 10 months, where he works for the Base Admin department.Pierre joined the military to both experience new locations while also being a part of something bigger than himself. To him, serving means being able to
Yeoman 2nd Class Tyree Pierre from Manassas, Va. joined the Navy in November of 2015. Pierre has been at Naval Air Station Sigonella for 10 months, where he works for the Base Admin department.

Pierre joined the military to both experience new locations while also being a part of something bigger than himself. To him, serving means being able to improve the lives of others on a daily basis in a multitude of ways and contributing to the team.

“I joined to experience new things and different people around the world,” said Pierre. “I knew I didn't want to go Army or Marines, and Navy was the first office open when I went to the recruiter. Air Force was a close second.”

Pierre is a work center supervisor for the installation's admin shop. He handles a multitude of tasks for the base, and almost all facets of naval admin.

“As the Evaluations and Fitness Report Manager, he processed over 350 evaluations and fitness reports and helped manage the commanding officer and executive officer’s cumulative average,” said Yeoman 1st Class Tommie L. Jones, Base Admin leading petty officer. “He also led the charge in providing comprehensive training for the new eNAVFIT system. Petty Officer Pierre’s technical expertise and dedication to knowledge-sharing resulted in an immense increase in eNAVFIT awareness and processing time. Additionally, he proved critical during Base Admin’s 2022 Command Inspection, resulting in Base Admin receiving a passing score.”

Pierre starts his daily work routine by checking his emails as soon as he arrives. He then takes care of any immediate work and forecasts what will be needed to be done in the future for the office. His collateral duty for his office is departmental government purchase card holder making Pierre responsible for the management department purchases, budget and supplies.

“I submit purchase requests originating from members of our department to our regional Comptroller for approval. Once requests are approved, I am able to execute the purchases for our team,” said Pierre. “I also handle a myriad of travel issues that we have throughout the year to include individual travel, group travel, travel claim reimbursement, assisting in booking flights.”

Pierre’s favorite parts of the job are assisting those customers in need, taking care of his junior Sailors/peers, and the opportunities to network and learn new aspects of the administrative rates.

“Knowledge is power, so being able to tap into many different areas of our yeoman rate is a reward in itself,” said Pierre. “Coming to work every day knowing that we are all in the fight together makes the job worthwhile.”

“Me specifically I lead the admin team in processing enlisted evaluation reports (EVALs) /officer fitness reports (FITREPs) for revision and signature for the reporting seniors of each specific summary group, comprised of periodic, transfer, frocking/promotion, and detachment of reporting senior reports,” said Pierre.

“Our job in base admin is very demanding due to us supporting so many people,” said Pierre. “We provide for our not only our fellow service members, but their spouses, and children, as well as local national employees. We have a lot of different issues that we must solve, not only for ourselves but the rest of the 6,300 people installation wide. Although we face many different challenges every day, it is also a very rewarding job. We acquire a lot of knowledge and problem solving tools on a daily basis, and we also play a major role in the overall success of Naval Air Station Sigonella.”

His previous commands have been Navy Medicine Professional Development Center Bethesda, Md. and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 in Agana, Guam.

His proudest accomplishment was serving as a facility dog handler at NSA Bethesda and being able to take the different therapy dogs to the different areas of the base in order to emotionally support patients in need.

“Seeing how great an impact the dog handlers/dogs made in the everyday lives of people was a true joy to be a part of first hand,” said Pierre.

Pierre says he will soon begin working on his associate’s degree as he wishes to pursue a career in the psychological field once he separates from the service. His favored hobby is sports but he also enjoys hiking and listening to music. His favorite aspects of being stationed in Sicily is the food, travel opportunities, and beautiful sights.

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