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    MM2 Jeremy Leininger Featured As Recruiter in the Spotlight



    Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Lopez 

    Navy Talent Acquisition Group Nashville

    In life, choices are decided every day, and by choosing one choice it can lead to an individual’s full potential. For Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Jeremy Leininger, a recruiter assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Nashville, his choice to join the Navy is still bringing out his potential.

    Leininger’s path to the Navy wasn’t an immediate one. After graduating from Marysville High School in Marysville, Ohio, he went straight into the workforce trying to build a better life for himself, but he then realized that he was hanging out with the wrong crowd and was starting to feel trapped in his hometown. He knew he wanted more.

    “I looked at all the services, but ended up choosing the Navy,” said Leininger. “One of my buddies took me to see a [Navy] recruiter and I liked what they had to offer and I was sold on the skilled jobs and travelling opportunities compared to the other branches.”

    After completing bootcamp and machinist’s mate “A” school, he headed back to Marysville, Ohio to complete his hometown area recruiting program duty, which sparked an interest for his future.

    He then headed to his first command, USS Gettysburg (CG 64), homeported in Mayport, Fl.

    “It was an amazing command full of some spectacular leadership in the mess and ward room,” said Leininger. “It's the ship that took me around the world for the first time and gave me a real experience of what being a Sailor is”.

    After a successful tour and rising to the rank of Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class, he was selected for recruiting duty at NTAG Nashville.

    I chose to go recruiting because I wanted to help people achieve their goals, Leininger stated.

    In his 18 months at NTAG Nashville, he has excelled at producing contracts, acquiring multiple nuclear field contracts, and reaching out to schools that have been closed off to recruiters. To recognize his work for his recruiting station and NTAG Nashville, in fiscal year 2021, MM2 Leininger was selected as NTAG Nashville’s Junior Sailor of the Quarter.

    “MM2 really brings out the best in our team here in TAS [Talent Acquisition Station] Fayetteville, especially with his contagious outgoing and goofy personality,” said Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Priscilla Haughey, Leading Petty Officer of TAS Fayetteville.“He always has a positive outlook on life and what the Navy tends to throw our way. I believe this is what separates him from other Sailors in the NTAG.”

    Navy Recruiting Command consists of a command headquarters, three Navy Recruiting Regions, 16 Navy Recruiting Districts and 10 Navy Talent Acquisition Groups that serve more than 1,330 recruiting stations across the world. Their combined goal is to attract the highest quality candidates to assure the ongoing success of America’s Navy.

    For more news from Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, go to Follow Navy Recruiting on Facebook (, Twitter (@USNRecruiter) and Instagram (@USNRecruiter).



    Date Taken: 03.23.2021
    Date Posted: 04.06.2021 10:23
    Story ID: 393151
    Location: FAYETTEVILLE, AR, US 

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