Petty Officer Leyte displayed exceptional leadership as Chairman of the Cultural Diversity Committee leading 11 officers, Chiefs, and junior enlisted fostering a culture of respect and acceptance at OTC Newport. As a member of the Command Assessment Team, her desire to enhance unit cohesion was apparent as was her commitment to continued excellence at the command level.
As a proactive member of the Diversity Committee, she assisted greatly in 3 events totaling 8 hours: NEC Fair, Multicultural Fair, and the Hispanic event. She also assisted with several other events through the CSADD committee including Native American Celebration Event and Thanksgiving Meal for Junior Sailors.
As the Program Coordinator of the Diversity Committee, he led the coordination of 24 cultural observances and 8 trivia games acknowledged by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) to raise awareness of familiar categories of race, religion, age, gender, and national origin.
Upon arrival, he quickly got up to speed with OMBUDSMAN and FRG groups to establish solid relationships before deployment. Determined to promote a harmonious atmosphere, he established the following programs: About Face, Life Skills, GLASS, Friends of Bill, Blue Jackets Association, Diversity Committee, 3&2 Association and ship's INDOC. In only three months, he united the crew of 3,440 sailors and worked through the complexities of working with a new CO, XO, and HODs.
Petty Officer Haley was a momentous player in upholding crew morale and understanding by holding collateral duties as MWR Representative, Diversity Committee Member, and United Through Reading Program Representative.
Her ability to skillfully lead WASHINGTON'S largest division while simultaneously making command-wide impact is an example for both peers and juniors to emulate. Her involvement as Diversity Committee Member and MWR rep had far-reaching effects on the morale and professional development of junior sailors.
AS A MEMBER OF THE MULTICULTURAL DIVERSITY COMMITTEE, SHE HOSTED MULTIPLE OBSERVANCES.
AS DIVERSITY COMMITTEE LEAD, HE AUTHORED THE COMMAND'S INSTRUCTION AND LED A TEAM OF SIX SAILORS IN THE PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF FIVE EVENTS PROMOTING CULTURAL AWARENESS TO OVER 40 SAILORS AND CIVILIAN MARINERS.