Edinburg native Petty Officer 1st Class Ivan Aguilar (second from left), a recruiting assigned to Navy Recruiting Station McAllen, Navy Recruiting District (NRD) San Antonio was presented with the Station Leading Petty Officer of the Year Award during an awards banquet held at the Hilton Garden Inn-Live Oak.  Aguilar is a 2005 graduate of Johnny G. Economedes High School and joined the Navy in 2005 as a machinist’s mate.  Additionally, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and a presentation coin from USAA.  Standing with Aguilar is (lt – rt) Cmdr. Jeffrey Reynolds, NRD executive officer;  Cmdr. Karen Muntean, NRD commanding officer; and Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Mayes, NRD command master chief. (U.S. Navy Photo by Burrell Parmer, Navy Recruiting District San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)