What motivated you to join the military?
I wanted to see the world
Where did you serve the majority of your time after training?
I spent approximately three years each in Italy, Japan, Rhode Island, Virginia, South Carolina and Hawaii.
Did you receive any medals or citations? Which are you most honored to have received?
- Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
- (4) Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals
- 17 other combat/campaign ribbons and medals.
I am most proud of the Navy and Marine Corp. Commendation Medal for developing the coordinates for the “No Fly Zone” in the Adriatic Sea.
Tell me a fun/interesting experience you had that could only happen in the military.
I was able to fly from Japan to NY for $20.00 round trip for a week of vacation.
How has your military experience affected your life today?
I can remain calm under pressure and find innovative ways of solving problems quickly.
Is there anything else you would like to say about your military experience?
I had a great experience learning about other national cultures, religions and lifestyles.