Blackshoe All The Way
I was commissioned on July 1, 1983 and served until February 28, 2005. I did 5 sea tours that accounted for 12 years and 3 months of sea duty. My initial plan was to do my obligated service and get out. I found that I loved being on ships at sea and more importantly working with Sailors. I look back fondly on all the Sailors I had the pleasure of meeting, leading, working with and learning from. I don't think I really would change anything about my career, good or bad, because that would have disturbed the rich tapestry of experiences I gained from it.