Master Chief Rekiya Janssen is the Senior Enlisted Advisor on the SSLA Board. Her responsibilities include serving as an active advocate and ambassador for SSLA’s mission as well as providing counsel, encouragement, and insight regarding issues concerning enlisted sea service.
Rekiya has 25 years in the Coast Guard and has served 12 of those years at sea in the engineering department as a Machinery Technician. She is currently serving as the Engineering Department Head and Command Chief aboard a Fast Response Cutter in Texas.
Hailing from Governors Island, NY, Rekiya is the daughter of a retired Senior Chief and married to a retired Master Chief. She has 2 school aged children at home and a grandson from her older daughter and son in law in Alaska.
Rekiya is passionate about motivating and propelling others to exceed their personal and professional goals. Her hobbies are kayaking, dancing, and reading.