Navy Reserves celebrates 100 years

Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Graf is a member of Navy Operational Support Center Kitsap, where he serves his nation as a member of the Navy Reserve and as a police officer for Federal Way Police Department in Washington, according to a Navy press release.

“The Navy reserves has allowed me to continue to proudly serve in the military and allow me to be a little closer to home to enjoy my family and community,” said Graf. “I utilize my Navy experience to help youth in my community build positive futures. It also allows me to continue to reach my Navy career goals started while on active duty, like becoming a Chief Petty Officer and mentoring youth in my community.”

Tuesday, March 3, marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Navy Reserve. The Navy Reserve contributed 84 percent of the Navy manpower during World War II. Since 9/11, more than 70,000 Navy Reserve sailors have been mobilized and deployed to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, including more than 8,000 who have done a second combat tour.

Today, at least 20,000 Navy Reserve sailors, or about one third of the Navy’s reserves, is providing fully integrated global operational support to the fleet and combatant commanders. The Navy Reserve Centennial Commemoration is a celebration of the rich heritage of the Navy Reserve, the Navy and all the families that support the sailors’ service to our country.
Information about the centennial celebration can be found at