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  Nostalgia ain't what it used to be

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018
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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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