Melinda Gobin | Legislator Samuel Gonzalez’s Honoree | Branch of Service: Navy
Melinda Gobin served 3 years Active Duty in the US Navy. She served aboard the USS Simon Lake (AS-33) in La Maddelena, Italy as a Fireman and the USS Wasp (LHD-1) as an Operation Specialist 3rd class. Melinda earned her ESWS (Enlisted Service Warfare Specialist) as an E-3 on the USS Simon Lake (AS-33). She then went on and served 4 years in the Naval Reserves as an OS2 (Operation Specialist Second Class Petty Officer). She received the Armed Forces Service Medal, Navy "E" Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
Melinda currently works for the Suffolk County Veteran Service Agency in Hauppauge as a Veteran Service Officer since 2018.