Name (rate/rank, first and last name): Damage Controlman 2nd Class DMarcus Willingham of SERMC Mayport

Job: Watertight Doors and Closures Craftsman 

Age: 26

Hometown: College Station, Texas

Favorite Hobby: Playing and coaching basketball

Hero: Grandfather

Best Piece of Advice Received: Have a strong work ethic and be on time. Even a person with zero talent who puts up the effort, has the right attitude, and is coachable, they can become anything.

Goal for the Navy: Make the Sailor working below me better than myself. I would also like to reach the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. 

How has the Navy Improved Your Life? If it wasn't for the Navy, I would never know what it actually means to be on time. Because if you're on time you are actually late. But, also learning if you don't actually work for something you will never get it. 

Why Petty Officer Willingham deserves?  DC2 Willingham consistently shows a desire to improve himself, those around him, and leave SERMC a better place after he leaves.  He is constantly training and mentoring his junior Sailors as well as volunteering to assist his superior leadership with their duties.  As an Assistant Command Fitness Leader, he dedicates time to improving the overall health and fitness levels of Sailors assigned to FEP.  DC2 Willingham is always upbeat, positive and motivates all he encounters.  He dedicates his off duty time to improving the lives of children in the Jacksonville area as well.  He is youth basketball coach for Grace Lutheran Academy as well as the Jacksonville Police Athletic League.