Joined the US Navy in 1965 and after boot camp went to Aviation Firecontrolman (AQ) school in Millington TN. Deployed three (3) times to Vietnam aboard the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65). Worked on F-4 aircraft until 1976 when I changed my rating to the newly established Master-at-Arms (MA) rating. Left active duty in 1989 and transferred to the Fleet Reserve. Retired from service in May 1995.