Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday he will put his U.S. Navy Reserve career on hold when his eight-year commitment with the Navy concludes at the end of this year.
Garcetti, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve, is in the midst of balancing a full-time job as mayor and fulfilling his required annual two-week training at a facility in Bell.
Garcetti said he will transfer to the Navy's Inactive Ready Reserve, whose members "have no drill obligation, but retain their rank in the Navy and are able to resume drilling in the future."
"It has been a privilege to serve with the reserve component of the United States Navy since 2005, and I am proud that the voters of Los Angeles supported me in that service when electing me as mayor," Garcetti said. "I have been honored to serve alongside some of our nation's finest men and women and am grateful for the skills and experience I have gained, which have strengthened my work as an elected official."