Fort Myers Navy Petty Officer Recognized


A Fort Myers, Florida, native was named the Dobbins Air Reserve Base (Georgia) center’s full-time support (FTS) Blue Jacket of the Year for 2016 for Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Atlanta.

Petty Officer Third Class Aveyon J. Williams was recognized for being a consistently superior performer among Sailors in the E-1 through E-4 pay grades.

Since joining the Navy in 2014, she has been stationed for two years at NOSC Atlanta as a personnel specialist.

As a personnel specialist, Williams, is a manpower and reserve services clerk handling pay and entitlements for more than 1,200 Sailors for her command.

“Petty Officer Williams’ determination to work towards the command mission and unit morale set her apart from her peers,” said Personnel Specialist 1st Class Ebony Peele, the leading petty officer for reserve services at NOSC Atlanta. “She has grown so much and she continues to excel. I know she will be great to the fleet when it is time for her to move on.”

In addition to her primary duties, Williams participates in morale, welfare and recreation and command training and command assessment programs, and belongs to the Junior Enlisted Association. She also has volunteered at local schools and for Navy funeral honors.

“Volunteer work is important to her,” said Williams. “Being a good example of leadership in the Navy makes her proud to wear the uniform.”

“I never knew what it felt like to be looked up to until I joined the military,” Williams said. “I humble myself by giving back to the Sailors and the community.”


Rick Burke
Navy Office of Community Outreach