Houston native Navy Counselor 1st Class Latonya Robinson is one of seven United States Navy Sailors being featured in the U.S. Navy campaign, “Honoring Navy Achievement.” Honoring Navy Achievement recognizes Navy personnel both past and present who have gone beyond the call of duty and service to have a positive impact in the communities where they serve.
Navy Counselor 1st Class Robinson has been in the Navy for 20 years and serves as a Navy District Trainer at Naval Recruiting District (NRD) New Orleans. A mother of two children, Robinson has focused her energy and enthusiasm on volunteerism, including Race for the Cure and the Wounded Warrior’s Project. In addition to her career in the Navy, Robinson also competes in beauty pageants and, in 2012, won Miss New Orleans. Robinson states, “The Navy really taught me that I could be anything I wanted to be as long as I believed in myself… I would have never gotten that opportunity if I didn’t believe in myself.”
Capt. Horatio Fernandez, Diversity Director at Navy Recruiting Command states, “Last year, visitors to the Facebook page of ‘Beyond the Call’ nominated other deserving individuals in the Navy whose efforts both on duty and in the community warranted recognition. Because we want to know more about our sailors from people who know and admire their efforts, we invite you to share your stories of Navy achievers by uploading a story and photo on the Facebook page.”
Navy Counselor 1st Class Robinson is an exemplary Sailor and a great candidate to interview.