Rocky Point, NY, USA
CWO3, USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79)
09/03/2013, Virginia Beach, USA
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kristina L. Seitzinger, a native of Rocky Point, New York, enlisted in the U. S. Navy in August 1989. After completion of initial training, she continued on to Ocean Systems Technician Analysts “A” School in Norfolk, VA. Upon completion she reported to Ford Island, HI where she was advanced to Petty Officer 3rd Class in DEC 1991 and Petty Officer 2nd Class in December 1992.
In August 1993, Petty Officer Seitzinger reported to Dam Neck, VA and in January 1996 to December 1997 she was assigned to Joint Maritime Facility St. Mawgan UK. Petty Officer Seitzinger returned to Dam Neck, VA in January 1998 and in December 1998 she was advanced to Petty Officer 1st Class.
In December 2000 she reported for Sea Duty at Integrated Undersea Surveillance System Sea Component East and served onboard USNS Bold, USNS Prevail, USNS Loyal, and USNS Able and USNS Impeccable and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer in September 2001 and achieved her Enlisted Surface Warfare Designation (SW) onboard in December 2002.
In April 2003 Chief Seitzinger reported to Submarine Training Facility Norfolk, VA and in April 2005 was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer. In May 2007, Senior Chief Seitzinger reported to the USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) where she was advanced to Chief Warrant Officer 2 and assigned to the USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) as the Command & Control Officer and qualified Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) and subsequently advanced to Chief Warrant Officer 3.
CWO3 Seitzinger served a total of 23 years in the United States Navy, her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (Posthumous), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2 gold stars), Good Conduct Medal (4 bronze stars) and National Defense Service Medal (1 bronze star).
Kristina is laid to rest at Albert G Horton JR Memorial Cemetery, Suffolk, VA Section 2, Row 39, Site 38 and is survived by her husband, Robert Seitzinger of Virginia Beach, VA