Oklahomans have a long history of service to our nation. In every part of the globe, during times of peace and war, they have proudly defended our freedom and the freedom of those who cannot defend themselves. One Oklahoma City native, Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Third Class Brandon Wells, is currently aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Benfold.
Wells and other Navy Sailors are currently forward-deployed in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet to ensure the safety and stability of the Indo-Pacific region. We commend GSM3 Wells for his service and say thank you.