Augusta native completed Modernized Operations Specialist Training

Augusta native completed Modernized Operations Specialist Training
190522-N-BN978-114 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (May 22, 2019) Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Renee Smith uses realistic technology in the Ship's Self Defense System lab while going through Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Great Lakes Operations Specialist "A" School May 22. Smith was in the pilot class for a revamped curriculum under the Ready, Relevant Learning initiative providing the right training at the right time in the right way to Sailors. (U.S. Navy photo by Brian Walsh/Released)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - An Augusta native is among the first to complete modernized Operations Specialist training.

Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Renee Smith, a 2017 Evans High School graduate, completed the Operations Specialist "A" school on May 24.

The training consisted of a test for a revamped curriculum under the Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) initiative as part of Sailor 2025, which is the Navy’s program to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward and retain the force of tomorrow.

Smith enlisted in the Navy in 2019.

“I joined the Navy to challenge myself and to have a stable, well-earned financial career for my future family,” Smith told the Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs. “I chose the OS rating because I want to be where everything happens; to be a part of combat, take control and lead.”

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