Orange native earns Military Excellence Award at Recruit Training Command

Seaman Recruit Austin Grodt. Courtesy photo.

Seaman Recruit Austin Grodt, a 2014 Canyon Hills High School in Anaheim, California, graduate and Orange, California, native, graduated as the top Sailor from Recruit Training Command, Division 808, earning the Military Excellence Award on Feb. 1.

“Being honored with the MEA has made me recognize the time and effort that countless people have given me in order to reach this point,” Grodt said. “Humility and an insatiable drive has to remain at the forefront of my mind throughout my Naval career if I am to pay back those who have sacrificed so much.”

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