Sunday, November 22, 2009

22 November, 1985


Hard to believe, but it was 24 years ago today I was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy. At the time, I thought that I would serve for 4 or 5 years and then get a "real job." Well, that truth sort of changed and 17 PCS moves, 6 ships and 22 years later I retired from the Navy. I was reflecting on the passing of time since my "retirement" from the Navy as it has been two years this month. It is finally sinking the Navy part of my life is over and my second career with General Electric is well underway.

6 comments:

John said...

"It is finally sinking the Navy part of my life is over and my second career with General Electric is well underway."

Mr. Kratochwill was so focused on picking up a pizza that he forgot today was his Navy anniversary until I called him. His Navy anniversary is forever linked to another historical event in my mind; JFK was assassinated on this day in 1963.

Deirdre said...

In the blink of an eye, eh? I do however, remember being left with a couple of those PSC moves to manage myself.

Thanks John for reminding us of another anniversary! :)

BigFred said...

I again thank you for your service.

Paul's Blog said...

And thank you for your service, too, BigFred.

Lisa said...

Forever indebted. Thank you.

Also, this social scientist could never have hacked it!! :-)

L.

Big Johnny said...

And it is SO wonderful here on the other side :)