WAHIAWA, Hawaii — Most Americans would agree that communications are a vital part of their lives. The same is true for the U.S. Navy. Instead of using smartphones and tablets, a group of sailors stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, use information with sailors deployed around the world.

Seaman Ronisha St. Felix, a 2017 Palm Beach Lakes High School graduate and native of Wellington, is one of these sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific who provides these communication services.

St. Felix credits success in her lessons learned in Wellington.

“My hometown taught me to give it your all at the task at hand,” said St. Felix.

As a Navy information systems technician, St. Felix is responsible for providing support to the command by setting up and assisting with video teleconferences.

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Though there are many ways for sailors to earn distinction in their command, community and career, St. Felix is most proud of her recent graduation from Navy boot camp.

“In order to complete our requirements, it was critical that we worked together," said St. Felix. "Teamwork makes the dream work.”

Serving in the Navy is a continuing tradition of ties with family members who have previously served. St. Felix is honored to carry on that family tradition.

“My aunt served in the Navy and let me know the importance of applying myself physically and mentally,” said St. Felix.

“My command location is beautiful — aloha!” added St. Felix. “My experience in the Navy has shown me that I am a leader and need to lead by example.”

—Lt. Courtney Prizer, Navy Office of Community Outreach