A 2007 graduate of Joliet West High School and Joliet native was announced as a 2019 Military Instructor of the Year in the junior enlisted category for Naval Education and Training Command at a ceremony Jan. 23 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nathan D. Doggett serves as an instructor at the Naval School of Music, Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he delivered technical military training to 26 entry and advanced level students through more than 380 hours of individualized instruction.
Doggett was one of 10 sailors who competed for the title of NETC MIOY, representing the top achievers from more than 8,000 military members in MyNavy HR Force Development that spans recruiting and training sailors in an increasingly competitive talent market.
He received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his achievements.
“It is an honor and privilege to pass on my knowledge and perspective to the future of both the Marine Corps and the Navy,” Doggett said in a news release from the Navy.
“There is something special about seeing how your work directly affects the readiness and success of our armed forces.”
Doggett is part of the team that takes sailors from “street to fleet” by transforming civilians into highly skilled, operational, and combat-ready warfighters, as well as providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development.
Doggett has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, and a master’s degree in arts administration from the University of Kentucky.
Doggett is also qualified as a master training specialist, which is a designation for demonstrating highly effective teaching skills and a comprehensive understanding of schoolhouse management, as well as for taking a leadership role in mentoring, instructing and evaluating instructors and curriculum.
For information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit netc.navy.mil.