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Thursday, 03 December, 2020

The Chief

ImageA bit about me

Image joined the service in 1974 (yep, that's me. 1992, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan). Upon completion of boot camp and communication "A," school, I reported to the First Battalion, Ninth Marines (1/9). Within a week of reporting to 1/9, the battalion was shipped out to Vietnam. The tour was cut short due to the evacuation of Vietnam.

Since that first tour, I spent approximately 16 out of a total of 23 years of service in the Pacific. Tours included the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Okinawa, Guam and numerous 'temporary duty' (TDY) assignments in between. I also served onboard the USS Tripoli (LPH-10).

During this time, I amassed over two years worth of technical telecommunication, computer and network management schools. I also attended the Marine Corps NCO Leadership Academy and the Navy Senior Enlisted Leadership School.

I was fully initiated and subsequently promoted into the brotherhood of Chiefs in 1989. The initiation and 'pinning' ceremony took place at White Beach, Okinawa, Japan. What a day that was!

ImageI honorably retired from the U.S. Navy in February, 1997 — after 23 years of active service. My youngest son and I live in New Mexico.

By the way, the picture to the left was taken in 2002. Ten years after the top picture. What a difference ten years makes!

About the site

The Chief Sez web site was developed using three basic principles. The site had to conform to the:

Once the site's layout had been finalized and the code validated I tested the site using three different web browsers — Opera, Firefox and Chromium (not the same as 'Chrome') to ensure the pages were rendered the same way by all three browsers. I did not test the site using IE. Why? I do not use Microsoft products, period.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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