Petty Officer 2nd Class Eugene Bosomtwi, a native of Akim Oda, Ghana, and resident of Yonkers, New York, serves the U.S. Navy at the Public Works Department operating out of Sigonella, Italy.
Bosomtwi joined the Navy eight years ago. Today, Bosomtwi serves as a utilitiesman.
“I came to the U.S. from Ghana in July 2012 and joined the Navy in 2014,” said Bosomtwi. “As an immigrant, I was poised to live the American Dream and I wanted to serve our great country and also start a better life for myself and my family. That decision has been the best decision of my life.”
Growing up in Ghana, Bosomtwi attended St. Augustine's College, Cape Coast, and graduated in 2006. Today, Bosomtwi uses the same skills and values learned in Ghana to succeed in the military.
“Always treat everyone with respect and be kind,” said Bosomtwi. “Always learn something positive from the mistakes you make in life. Never give up on yourself, and always believe in yourself.”
These lessons have helped Bosomtwi while serving in the Navy.
Naval Air Station Sigonella is located in eastern Sicily. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and covers 10,000 square miles.
According to Navy officials, the primary mission of Naval Air Station Sigonella is to provide consolidated operational, command and control, administrative, logistical and advanced logistical support to U.S. and other NATO forces. Naval Air Station Sigonella supports a rotation of various squadrons and multi-service, multi-national transient aircraft.
With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.
Bosomtwi and the sailors they serve with have many opportunities to achieve accomplishments during their military service.
“Working with other sailors, continuing to train and perform missions and taking pride in serving my country,” said Bosomtwi. “That’s what makes me proud to be in the Navy.”
As Bosomtwi and other sailors continue to train and perform missions, they take pride in serving their country in the United States Navy.
“It means everything to me to be a Seabee,” added Bosomtwi. “We provide humanitarian assistance in the event of natural disasters and also during Operation Allies Refuge where we received more than 4,300 evacuees from Afghanistan.”
Source: By Lt. Cmdr. Amy Hession, Navy Office Of Community Outreach
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