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The annual award recognizes commands that meet fleet reenlistment benchmarks. Halsey met or exceeded all requirements in fiscal year 2007. For the largest award category, two-thirds of Halsey's Sailors with fewer than six years of service reenlisted. Halsey also kept attrition low, at 6.1 percent.
"I couldn't be happier with the news," said Navy Counselor 1st Class Dashone Williams, Halsey's career counselor.
Williams credits Halsey's robust career counseling and career development program with helping Sailors make informed decisions. Halsey has trained assistant career counselors in every department and division, with a ratio of one counselor for every 12 Sailors, far exceeding the Navy requirement of a one to 30 ratio.
During Halsey's frequent career development boards, Sailors discuss their professional interests and explore career options ranging from officer commissioning programs to rate conversions. Khaki leadership strives to ensure that service members are getting the most out of their Navy experience.
"Ultimately, it's the Sailors' decision whether they get out or stay on. Our job is to give them the best options, and I'm glad so many of our Sailors decided to stay Navy." said Williams.
Halsey's leading petty officer of auxiliaries division, Engineman 1st Class Todd Michaud, who recently reenlisted for three years of service, said, "I reenlisted because of the positive efforts of the people who work for me. It made me feel like I was accomplishing something, and I'd like the opportunity to continue to help Sailors excel in the future."
Senior Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Mike Rzeczycki, Halsey's combat systems department leading chief, echoed this sentiment. "The Golden Anchor is a great accomplishment, but retention isn't rocket science. It's all about leadership and creating a team environment where every Sailor is afforded the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. When you have that, the team constantly improves and develops its future leaders from within. We are fortunate to have [the Pacific Fleet's] finest Sailors assigned to Team Halsey."