Senior Sailor of the Qtr
RP1 Gregory Haywood
Petty Officer Gregory Haywood, United States Navy, is the Religious Ministries Team Leading Petty Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 36, Okinawa, Japan.
Born November 02, 1976 in Hollywood, Florida, he graduated from American Senior High School June 1994. He attended Mount Ida College in Boston, MA graduating with an A.A. in Communications in 1996 and a B.S. in Media Production in 1998. He enlisted in the Navy, August 2002 reporting to Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, IL. Upon graduation, reported to Aviation Boatswains Mate A School in NAS Pensacola, FL and was awarded ABE3 as Honor Graduate.
Upon graduation in December 2002, he reported to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in Norfolk, VA, which was undergoing a 3 year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH). He was assigned to V-2’s Air Department until December 2005 where he cross rated to the Religious Ministries Department and redesignated as Religious Program (RP) Specialist Second Class.
In November 2006, RP2 Haywood reported to Commander Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic in Beaufort, South Carolina. He served as the staff RP and 4 months later after his billet was closed, received orders to Chaplain and Religious program Expeditionary Skills Training (CREST), Camp Johnson for training and completed as the Honor Graduate. Upon completion, he reported to Marine Aircraft Group 31. While onboard, he completed RP “F” school as the Honor Graduate and received his Fleet Marine Force (FMF) pin.
In August 2009, he reported to the base chapel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. While onboard, he was promoted to Petty Officer First Class and in May of 2011, completed his M.B.A. with a focus in Leadership through Liberty University.
In September 2009, Petty officer Haywood received orders and reported to his current command Marine Aircraft Group 36, in Okinawa Japan.
RP1(FMF/SW) Haywood’s personal awards includes: Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Good Conduct Medal (3rd), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
He is married to the former Ingria S. McDowell and has three daughters Stephanie, Sephra, and Tatiana.