USO Okinawa Staff Highlight: Lielani Takayasu
Name: Lielani Takayasu
Position/Title: Duty Manager
Time worked at USO: January 1st, 2005 - Present
Center/Office location: USO Kadena
Tell Us About Them: Leilani has been with the USO for over a decade. She has so much wisdom and experience to offer to USO Kadena. She keeps the center grounded in our mission to connect service members to family home and country. She can always be seen helping service members and their families at USO Kadena.
1. Why do they love working at the USO?
The opportunity to meet people in the military and their families. I love sharing my experiences living on this beautiful island to any newly stationed service member here that comes to our center.
2. What is their favorite memory of working at the USO?
Meeting Gary Sinise in person on his tour to Okinawa. The opportunity to attend USO Service Salutes every year. Awesome volunteers and all the regular customers I have known.