We are so honored to say “thank you” to the Veterans in our community that serve our nation to keep it free and safe.
One of our honored veterans at the 69th Annual Christmas Parade is Mr. George Odom.
George enlisted in the Navy in 1991 and has served ever since. His distinguished duty assignments include Naval Ocean Processing Facility Dam Neck, VA.; Augmented: USNS ZEUS Cheatham Annex Williamsburg, VA.; Branch Dental Clinic Dam Neck, VA.; 2D DENBN/NDC 2nd FSSG II MEF Camp Lejeune, NC.; 24th Marine Expeditionary, Special Operation Capable; Augmented: USS WASP Norfolk, VA.; USS PONCE Norfolk, VA.; USS KEASARGE Norfolk, VA.; Naval Dental Center Norfolk Dental Aug DET Norfolk, VA.; Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA.
HM1 Odom graduated Advance Medical Laboratory “C” School in February 2008 and received orders to Naval Medical Research Center Silver Spring, Maryland whereas he has assumed the duties of the Senior Enlisted Leader, the Leading Petty Officer of Operations within the Biological Defense Research Directorate, the Command Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor and the Command Readiness Officer.
HM1 Odom is married with three children.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Nine awards), Good Conduct (six awards), Fleet Marine Force, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various service, unit and campaign awards. Additionally, he earned the designators Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Specialist and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.
We thank him for all he has done!