It's official. As of the 28th of February, I'm officially transferred to the Fleet Reserve. In layman's terms, I'm retired. Thus the goatee!
Of course, now I'll have to find a job to keep me in beans so my military pension can supply my computer habit needs! So, if you're an employer in the Amarillo, TX area and are in need of someone with my skills and experience, CALL OR DROP ME A LINE!!!!!!
Right now, I'm working at the Amarillo Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) as the Test Coordinator. It's a temporary position due to the fact the fellow that "owns" the job is National Guard and volunteered for active duty on the border between Texas and Mexico. If and when he comes back, I'm out.
I retired as a CTM1, which means I was a Cryptologic Technician-Maintenance First Class. In normal language, I fixed stuff in a classified environment. Most of what I worked on was computers.
The Navy was fairly good to me overall. I had the opportunity to see Alaska, Florida, Scotland, Hawaii, Lubbock, TX. I even got the enviable joy of going through Hurricane Ivan! And yes, I have quite a lot of sympathy for the victims of Katrina and Rita.
If anyone is interested in possible careers in the Navy, check here. Of course, I realize the military life is NOT for everyone, but if you're looking for some excellent training and super job security, check it out. Minimum hitch is 4 years. You survived high school didn't you? Also, if you have any questions about what the recruiter tells you, drop me a line and I'll give you the skinny on whether he's legit or blowing smoke up your, er, skirt.
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