SDVT-1 Sailor’s goals reach the sky – Sean Cross

MC2 Robert Stirrup

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

Navy Diver 2nd Class (DSW) Sean Cross always had an interest in diving, so much so that he started the scuba diving club when he was enrolled in college at the University of Southern California.

So when he came into the Navy, the rate he picked was a given, Navy diver.

“When I had an interest in joining the military, I found out about the diving program and I automatically knew that’s what I wanted to be,” Cross said “I’ve always had a passion for the water and every aspect of this job is pleasurable.”

After being stationed at Seal Delivery Vehicle Team One at Pearl City, Hawaii for four years, Cross quickly realized the next goal he wanted to achieve, becoming a naval aviator.

“I recently got picked up for Officer Candidate School (OCS) and the Navy’s pilot program, so right now my main goal is to make it through that pipeline and then eventually make it up the ranks,” Cross said.

“I’ve always wanted to fly ever since I was a kid. I never thought of it as an actuality but it was always one of my professional goals, so I’m very excited to have the opportunity,” he said.

While waiting on his orders to report to OCS, Cross is currently working temporarily at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Tax Assistance Center where he helps Sailors file their tax returns.

“ND2 Cross is a super warrior. Both brilliant and motivated, he is a tremendous asset to the tax center,” said Lt. Matthew Cox, officer in charge of the JBPHH Tax Assistance Center. “Clients should know they are receiving a quality return when he handles their taxes.”

“My command didn’t really have a whole lot for me to do while transitioning to OCS, so I volunteered to work at the tax center so I could assist the Sailors with their taxes and help them get their money refunded,” Cross said.

Cross said he enjoys being stationed in Hawaii because of the weather, scenery and activities.

“I love the outdoors aspect of being here,” Cross said. “I enjoy doing anything that involves hiking, surfing and camping.”

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