Overstreet serves as a legalman responsible for performing paralegal duties and legal services. (Courtesy photo)

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ty Overstreet, a native of San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, is one of more than 5,000 sailors serving aboard the self-contained mobile airport, USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Equipped with a full flight deck and more than 60 aircraft including attack fighter jets and helicopters, aircraft carriers are one of the largest warships in the world.
Overstreet, a 2010 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, joined the Navy four years ago.
“I joined the Navy because my two best friends are currently serving in the Navy,” said Overstreet. “Boastwain’s Mate 2nd Class Dustin, who is currently in Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) school, and Hospitalman James, who is in the reserves.”

The skills and values needed to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in San Fernando Valley.

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“My hometown is very diverse and accepting,” said Overstreet. “Learning other people’s cultures has not only made me better at my job but as a person as well.”
Today, Overstreet serves as a legalman responsible for performing paralegal duties and legal services under the direction and supervision of Judge Advocates in support of military justice matters.

“My current goal is working towards law school and commissioning as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer,” said Overstreet.

USS Theodore Roosevelt is the fourth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and is named in honor of the 26th President of the United States.
Aircraft carriers are the centerpiece of America’s Naval forces. For more than 100 years, they have projected power, sustained sea control, bolstered deterrence, provided humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and maintained enduring commitments worldwide.

According to Navy officials, aircraft carriers are versatile and have unique mission capabilities that make them a more strategic asset for the Navy than fixed-site bases. They are often the first response in a global crisis because of their ability to operate freely in international waters anywhere on the world’s oceans. In addition, no other weapon system can deploy and operate forward with a full-sized aircraft carrier’s speed, endurance, agility and combat capability of its air wing.

With 90% of global commerce traveling by sea and access to the internet relying on the security of undersea fiber optic cables, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity of the United States is directly linked to recruiting and retaining talented people from across the rich fabric of America.
Overstreet serves a Navy that operates far forward, around the world and around the clock, promoting the nation’s prosperity and security.

“We will earn and reinforce the trust and confidence of the American people every day,” said Adm. Lisa Franchetti, chief of naval operations. “Together we will deliver the Navy the nation needs.”

Overstreet has many opportunities to achieve accomplishments during military service.

“My proudest moment in the Navy was being selected for the Legalman rating,” said Overstreet. “It’s a long process to be accepted, so when I found out, I was very excited.”

Overstreet can take pride in serving America through military service.

“Serving in the Navy means I’m able to be a part of something bigger than myself, serving for those who don’t,” added Overstreet.