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Yorktown Native Promoted to U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer

Yorktown native UTC Aaron Miller was recently promoted to chief petty officer (Photo by Mary Flaviano, Public Works Department Bahrain)

MILLINGTON (Tenn.) — A Yorktown, Virginia native assigned to Public Works Department (PWD) Bahrain, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe Africa Central (NAVFAC EURAFCENT), was promoted to Chief Petty Officer duirng a pinning ceremony held at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 19.

Chief Petty Officer Aaron Miller is a 2003 Grafton High School graduate and graduate of Thomas Nelson Community College. Today, Miller serves as a Navy utilitiesman responsible for being a plumber, pipe-fitter, water treatment plant operator and HVAC technician.

Miller joined the Navy 11 years ago for the opportunities the Navy provides.

“I joined the navy for better opportunities for myself and provide for my family,” said Miller.

According to Miller, the values required to succeed in the military are similar to those found in Yorktown.

“Growing up in Yorktown, it is full of history and tradition, just like the Navy,” said Miller.

PWD Bahrain manages facility project planning and design, including related acquisition, construction, leasing, environmental, maintenance, and contingency support required by the Navy and Department of Defense commands where the Navy is designated as the lead agent.

“My favorite part about working here is the people I work with and making improvements around the base,” said Miller.

Though there are many opportunities for sailors to earn recognition in their command, community and careers, Miller is most proud of working hard.

“While serving in the Navy I have learned how to work hard and get along with a diverse group of interesting people,” said Miller. “I’m also proud of building schools around the Pacific in 2015.”

As a member of the U.S. Navy, Miller, as well as other sailors, know they are a part of a service tradition providing unforgettable experiences through leadership development, world affairs and humanitarian assistance. Their efforts will have a lasting effect around the globe and for generations of sailors who will follow.

“I am proud to be able to serve and protect our Country,” added Miller.

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