A long time ago I took up a direct commission in the Navy Reserve. It was 1997. The internet boom was in full swing,
That was not to be the case. The USS COLE (DDG 67) was bombed in
At that time I was the CO (commanding officer) of a maintenance unit in
I was an officer with NPS (no prior service) at the time. As part of my community, we were rotated through various schools, training evolutions and assignments UI (under instruction) to build up our credentials and experience enough to make us useful to the Navy.
One of my very good friends, Steve Michaels, is now deploying to
I spent time with Steve in
Steve is an enthusiastic member of our nation’s armed forces. He stayed the course when a lot of our colleagues fell by the wayside. Spend some time reading about his experiences at Major FUBAR.