Baltimore Native Swears into America’s Navy

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Senior Chief Frederick Joshua, from Baltimore, MD (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum)

By the Navy Office of Community Outreach

KADENA, Japan (Jun. 15, 2021) Capt. Scott Hardy, Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa commanding officer, left, administers the oath of office and swears in Senior Chief Frederick Joshua, from Baltimore, MD and assigned to CFAO security, as an ensign in the U.S. Navy at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan Jun. 15, 2021. Joshua was commissioned into the U.S. Naval Medical Service Corps (MSC) through the MSC In-Service Procurement Program. It allows Sailors in pay grades E-5 through E-9 who meet certain eligibility criteria to directly commission into MSC and attend fully-funded training to complete a qualifying degree with no break in service.

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