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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 369-00
June 29, 2000

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RECOGNIZES TOP MILITARY RECRUITERS

In a ceremony at the Pentagon today, Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon recognized the top recruiters from each of the Services for their performance during fiscal 1999. The recognition ceremony was attended by senior Defense officials, senior military officers of each Service, and the commanders, directors and chief of the recruiting commands for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, both active and Reserve forces.

The recognition ceremony highlighted the skill and dedication of these outstanding recruiters in the active and Reserve forces who achieved superior results.

The recruiters recognized were:

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Feliece Y. Cortez, assigned to the Anderson, Ind., Recruiting Station;

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Green, assigned to the Los Angeles, Calif., Recruiting Station;

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Martin Colon, assigned to the Elizabeth, N.J., Recruiting Station;

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Larry M. Lipson, assigned to the Milwaukee, Wis., Recruiting Station;

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David C. Anderson, assigned to the Aiea, Hawaii, Recruiting Station;

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Rowena Reitan, assigned to the San Antonio, Texas, Recruiting Station;

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Alain Reyes, assigned to the Dupage South, Ill., Recruiting Station;

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darrell Holmes, assigned to the Seal Beach, Calif., Recruiting Station;

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Isabel S. Caporale, assigned to the Newark, N.J., Recruiting Station;

U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Gregory J. Satchwell, assigned to the Tampa, Fla., Recruiting Station;

U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt. Karen Y. Hunter, assigned to the Oklahoma City, Okla., Recruiting Station;

U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class David M. Fulkerson, assigned to the Evansville, Ind., Recruiting Station.

Prior to the recognition ceremony, de Leon, senior Defense officials and senior military officers from each of the Services held a round-table discussion on issues affecting recruiting.

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