Columbia College-Whidbey Island staff member nominated for prestigious Navy award

Jeri Kreier, an administrative assistant for Columbia College and a student, has been nominated for the Dorothy M. Flatley Award by the Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 (CPRW10) and Patrol Squadron 46 (VP-46).

Each year the Association of Naval Aviation bestows the award to an inspirational individual serving the Naval Aviation community.  According to the Association of Naval Aviation’s website, “The Dorothy M. Flatley Award for inspirational support goes to one individual from AIRLANT and one from AIRPAC for extraordinary inspirational support to Navy families for fostering excellent morale among squadron personnel and their dependents, especially during deployments and for promoting activities that benefit the spouse’s command and other Navy and military personnel.  Mrs. Flatley was the widow of legendary Naval Aviator Admiral James Flatley and the mother and grandmother of a number of Flatleys who have served in Naval Aviation.”
Kreier’s dedication and devotion to the squadron, their families and the naval air community are steadfast. She will be competing against three other outstanding nominees worldwide.
Kreier will be graduating with her Bachelors of Arts in Human Services in March 2012.