Joshua Melendez is a U.S. Navy Seaman serving as an Information Systems Technician aboard the USS Anzio, a guided missile cruiser operating out of Norfolk, Virginia. He is responsible for maintaining the shipboard computers and information network. “I enjoy working with computers and helping people out,” Melendez said. “Serving in the Navy means taking care of family, and gaining a new family that you have to learn how to take care of,” Melendez said. “So it is always ship, shipmate, self and your own family.”
Capt. Frank X. Castellano, the commanding officer of USS Anzio, said he was proud of the job done by crew members during a recent eight-month deployment overseas in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the fight against ISIS. “It takes significant teamwork and dedication to duty in order to achieve this success. Josh was a vital member of Team Anzio who definitely contributed to our mission,” Castellano stated.
WHSAD is VERY proud of you, Josh. Thank you for your service to our country!