Tanesha Tolbert, a 2012 Loganville High School graduate from Loganville, GA, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11. The Battalion specializes in advance base construction, battle damage repair, contingency engineering, humanitarian assistance and disaster recovery support to fleet and unified commanders.
Based in Gulfport, MS, Tolbert, 20, is one of 83 females in the 590-person Battalion 11. She was deployed to Guam in September 2013 and returned February 2014.
“After high school, I had the Navy in one hand, and an all-girls school in the other. What motivated me to choose the Navy was all the opportunities that would be available to me,” said Tolbert, who has a cousin in the Navy in Virginia. “My family loves that I joined the Navy!”
Construction Battalions, more commonly known as “Seabees,” are the premier military engineer units in the world today. Born out of necessity in the early days of World War II, their exploits are legendary. This legacy is carried on today by the men and women of the Naval Construction Force who build and fight.
For more than 70 years, the Seabees of the Naval Construction Force have been deployed around the world, around the clock and have defended America at all times.