- Written by Theodore Quintana Theodore Quintana
Port Engineer Anthony Leofsky, a Lancaster native and 1985 Coatesville Area Senior High School graduate, is working in the operations department of the U.S. Navy at Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, operating out of Sasebo, Japan.
A Navy port engineer is responsible for serving with military sealift command.
“My hometown taught me that it’s OK to ask questions, and it’s OK to not always know the answer,” said Leofsky.
Leofsky’s proudest accomplishment working for the Navy has been the international travel.
With more than 50 percent of the world’s shipping tonnage and a third of the world’s crude oil passing through the region, the United States has historic and enduring interests in this part of the world.
The Navy’s presence in Sasebo is part of that longstanding commitment, explained Navy officials.
“I love being here in Japan,” said Leofsky. “My family is here, and it’s a safe place to have your family. MSC has helped me deal with people’s personalities and personal aspects of the job.”
As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied-upon assets, Leofsky and other employees know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes, providing the Navy the nation needs.
“Working with MSC means variety,” said Leofsky. “It’s something new and challenging every day.”
Theodore Quintana is a mass communication specialist 2nd class with the Navy Office of Community Outreach.