Where did you serve and what did you do?
I served 30+ years active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard before retirement. I enlisted as an E-1 in 1985 and retired in 2015 as an O-4. I served on Coast Guard Polar Icebreakers in the Arctic and Antarctic and on a Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter in Persian Gulf during Operation Southern Watch. As a Petty Officer, Chief Petty Officer and a Chief Warrant Officer, my specialty was in Electronics Technology. As a Commissioned officer, my specialty was in Command & Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (C4IT).
How are you #StillServing?
Upon retirement, I was offered a civilian position as an IT Specialist/Data Analyst at the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center in Alexandria, VA specializing in analyzing and visualizing Automatic Identification System (AIS) data for maritime investigations, law enforcement actions, intelligence inquiries and waterways analysis.
Why do you do it?
I still love being a part of the Coast Guard team serving the public.