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By Alvin Plexico, Navy Office of Community Outreach 
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Seaman Scott Nettrour, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, serves the U.S. Navy assigned to Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patricia Elkins,
Navy Office of Community Outreach

Nettrour graduated from North Allegheny High School in 2017. 
The skills and values needed to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in Pittsburgh.
“Growing up, I learned that it’s important to give your best effort in everything you do,” said Nettrour.
Nettrour joined the Navy three years ago.
“I joined the Navy because I wanted to serve my country,” said Nettrour. “I wanted to do something bigger than just for myself.”
Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal provides high-risk specialized explosive ordnance disposal training to U.S. and partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel. The school trains approximately 2,200 students annually and prepares them morally, mentally and physically to succeed across the full range of military operations.
“Having a cadre of students who are eager to learn and extremely hardworking, ensures the future of our Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal community,” said Capt. Steven Beall, commanding officer, Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
Serving in the Navy means Nettrour is part of a team that is taking on new importance in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy.
“The Navy is always ready,” said Nettrour. “The Navy can be anywhere at any time. We help maintain peace around the world.”
With 90% of global commerce traveling by sea and access to the internet relying on the security of undersea fiber optic cables, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity of the United States is directly linked to trained sailors and a strong Navy.
Nettrour has many opportunities to achieve accomplishments during military service. 
“I’m proud of keeping true to myself, following the goals I set for myself in spite of any adversity that comes along,” said Nettrour. 
As Nettrour and other sailors continue to train and perform missions, they take pride in serving their country in the U.S. Navy.
“Serving in the Navy offers many unique opportunities and great training,” said Nettrour. “There aren't a lot of jobs where you can go dive and blow stuff up. This career also offers great opportunities to grow as a person.”
Nettrour is grateful to others for helping make a Navy career possible.
“I want to thank my family for all the support they’ve given me,” added Nettrour.