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The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) recognized the Navy’s 2009 Recruiters of the Year (ROY) last month as they visited the nation’s capital. Selected from approximately 5,000 Navy recruiters, the 15 ROYs demonstrated outstanding performance in their particular area of recruiting expertise.

During this year’s annual ROY Week, FRA hosted a Capitol Hill luncheon and organized a tour of the U.S. Capitol for the honorees and their accompanying family members. Additionally, FRA contributed to the costs associated with the ROYs’ stay during their visit to Washington and participated in a formal awards event sponsored by the U.S. Navy.

Rear Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Navy Recruiting Command in Millington, Tenn., thanked FRA for its legislative advocacy on behalf of sailors, as well as its ongoing support of ROY recognition events.

“One of … awardees wrote that the Navy has provided him with a great life,” Adm. Faller said. “That ‘great life’ is the epitome of FRA’s outstanding work to preserve and protect pay and benefits for our sailors. Thank you for all you do to support the Navy.”

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