Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kristina L. Seitzinger, a native of Rocky Point, New York, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1989. After completion of initial training, she continued on to OTA “A” School in Norfolk, VA. Upon completion she reported to Ford Island, HI where she was advanced to Petty Officer 3rd Class in December 1991 and Petty Officer 2nd Class in December 1992. In August 1993, Petty Officer Seitzinger reported to Dam Neck, VA and in January 1996 to DEC 1997 she was assigned to Joint Maritime Facility St. Mawgan UK. Petty Officer Seitzinger returned to Dam Neck, VA in January 1998 and in December 1998 she was advanced to Petty Officer 1st Class. In December 2000 she reported for sea duty At IUSS Sea Component East and served on USNS Bold, USNS Prevail, USNS Loyal, and USNS Able and USNS Impeccable and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer in September 2001 and achieved her Enlisted Surface Warfare Designation (SW) aboard in DEC 2002. In April 2003 Chief Seitzinger reported to Submarine Training Facility Norfolk, VA and in April 2005 she was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer. She reported to USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) in May 2007 where she was advanced to Chief Warrant Officer and USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) and qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO). Chief Warrant Officer Seitzinger served a total of 23 years in the United States Navy, her personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal (Posthumous), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2 gold stars), Good Conduct Medal (4 bronze stars) and National Defense Service Medal (1 bronze star). – submitted by family

Kristina’s service was honored during the 2015 Shane’s Challenge in Guatemala.

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