Harlingen native meritoriously advanced to US Navy Petty Officer 1st Class

Jose Garza Courtesy: US Navy

By Rick Burke, Special to the Star

HOUSTON – A native of Harlingen was meritoriously advanced to petty officer first class serving at Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Houston.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Garza, right, is a recruiter at NTAG Houston and an aviation ordnanceman responsible for handling various ammunition and explosives for different types of aircraft.

The Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) is intended to give commanding officers the opportunity to recognize their best sailors by advancing them when they are ready for the next level of responsibility

“The thing I really I enjoy about recruiting is helping others get their career started, by teaching them how to take advantage of their benefits and helping them travel the world,” Garza said.