Locust Native Discusses Joining the Navy & Seeing the World
Jan 02, 2019 06:18PM
● By Melanie Heisinger
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Jordan Kennedy scores targets during a live-fire weapons qualification course aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) Nov. 12, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
Kennedy is the first of his family to join the Navy, though initially was considering pursuing college. He's now a Gunner's Mate Seaman, specialized to be a Vertical Launching System Technician.
The USS Carney, the ship Kennedy is aboard, is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain and on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. This is in support of regional allies and partners, as well as U.S. national security interests, in Europe and Africa.
We wanted to know more about Kennedy and his experience in the Navy, so we reached out to him. He took some time to answer a few questions for us. Read on to hear his story.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Did you always know you were going to join the Navy?
What is your official title?
Do you have any memorable moments so far?
What are your goals for the future?
Keep up to date with Kennedy and the USS Carney by following their flickr.