WARETOWN – Local graduate William Ryan recently advanced to U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class and is currently stationed in Greece.
Ryan is a Southern Regional High School graduate who joined the Navy three years. He is serving at Public Works Department (PWD) Souda Bay at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, Greece.
He serves as a Navy construction electrician responsible for maintaining, operating and building electrical distribution systems and power production facilities for Naval installations worldwide.
“I like my job, it’s pretty cool. Some days are rough like any other job but it teaches you a lot and I enjoy it. I think most people in the area are hardworking good folk, so I think that mentality has helped me,” Ryan said.
Ryan added, “working with the local nationals here in Greece is what I enjoy the most,” Ryan added.
Ryan said he was proud to serve in the Navy calling it, “rewarding and you get to go to awesome places and do cool things. I like it so far, and I look forward to continuing my career.”
According to the U.S. Navy, more than 90 percent of all trade travels by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic is carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor.
The Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) is intended to give commanding officers the opportunity to recognize their best sailors by advancing them when they are ready for the next level of responsibility.