United States Navy Petty Officer Second Class Amanda Yazzie was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and currently lives in Sackets Harbor, N.Y. In 2012, Petty Officer Yazzie enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves as an Electronic Technician. Today, she proudly serves as a member of the Operational Support Team, Navy Operational Support Center, in Mattydale, N.Y.
One of Petty Officer Yazzie’s most honored duties is her role as the Funeral Honors Coordinator and Team Leader for the U.S. Navy here in Upstate New York – a territory that stretches from Pennsylvania to the Canadian border. In that role, she has overseen the Navy’s final tribute to more than 100 fallen active duty and veteran Sailors across Central and Upstate New York.
In her civilian life, Petty Officer Yazzie is an instructor for the Naval Sea Cadets, a member of the New York Naval Militia, and a volunteer with the special needs students at Sackets Harbor Central School.
Petty Officer Yazzie was joined on the field by her spouse Herberta (an Army Specialist stationed in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y.); her son Brandon; and her daughter Jenna.