Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Second Class (AZ2), Tamika Mars, is being commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy Reserves on Saturday October 4th, 2014. She will take her officer’s oath in the presence of her family and unit. This may seem like a very ordinary – perhaps commonplace – event to those who don’t know this sailor, but there is nothing ordinary about Tamika Mars.
AZ2 Mars enlisted nine years ago, and quickly distinguished herself amongst her peers. Fellow sailors in her current unit, a Sixth Fleet exercise support unit, hold AZ2 Mars in universally high esteem.
Chief Petty Officer, Jason Ford, the unit’s highest ranking enlisted sailor, has said of Mars that she is a “go to person for important, time sensitive projects.” She embodies “honor, courage, and commitment” in everything she does.