Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaccor Blakney

Submariners make up only 10 percent of the U.S. Navy’s personnel, but they play a critical role in carrying out one of the Defense Department’s most important missions: strategic deterrence. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaccor Blakney, a native of Joliet, Illinois, is one of the sailors supporting a 123-year tradition of service under the sea to help ensure Americans’ safety.

Blakney joined the Navy five years ago and today serves as a yeoman with Commander, Submarine Squadron 20.

“I joined the Navy because I needed a change of scenery in life,” said Blakney.

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