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Cmmdre
05-17-2013, 07:24
I have noticed quite a number of former military on this site. USAF 1985-1988 myself. I wanted to thank everyone who has served in any branch of military in any country. It is your self sacrifice that keeps our world free and safe. Introduce yourself and be counted. :salute:

7eat51
05-17-2013, 13:46
USAF 1989-1994 - Electronic Warfare Systems Specialist for fighters. These were some of the best and most rewarding years of my life. I was privileged to meet many exceptional individuals.

Anav
05-17-2013, 15:55
Joined The Navy in 1991 a Quartermaster, later converted to Electronic technician (the Navy’s Idea not mine). After 21 years in submarines I retired last year a Senior Chief. The last 12 years I served as an Assistant Navigator on two SSN’s and on staff of a submarine squadron.

7eat51
05-17-2013, 16:10
Joined The Navy in 1991 a Quartermaster, later converted to Electronic technician (the Navy’s Idea not mine). After 21 years in submarines I retired last year a Senior Chief. The last 12 years I served as an Assistant Navigator on two SSN’s and on staff of a submarine squadron.

Congratulations on your retirement Steve. :hatsoff:

Anav
05-17-2013, 16:29
Thank you!

Old Salt
05-18-2013, 14:23
RCN , 1964 to 1966

csadn
05-18-2013, 15:46
<- would have served, but could not pass the medical due to poor eyesight (oh, and being borderline-insane)

7eat51
05-18-2013, 21:53
oh, and being borderline-insane

We called such people "Sir" or Ma'am"

Avi
05-19-2013, 01:54
IN 1987- 1998, unlike Master Steve, I did no work for my salary :happy:
Served in the surface fleet and then navigated a desk ...

DeRuyter
05-20-2013, 13:47
US Army 1985-1989. I was looking at Annapolis before college, but decided to go with the land battleships! Armor -M60A3 (dinosaur tanker they called us) then transitioned to M1s.

Eric

Capt P
05-20-2013, 15:39
Army 70-90. All my overseas time was in Asia. Was in Mil Intel and copied Morse Code. Thanks to all my brothers and sister that are here and served.

Tommy Z
05-22-2013, 11:34
Army National Guard (Staff Sergeant, Infantry) 1983-1995. My Thanks to all as well. :salute:

David Manley
05-22-2013, 13:35
Quasi military I guess - having wished to follow my father's example and serve in the RN I was advised that I medically wasn't suitable for active service. So I did the next best thing and became a Constructor, so I currently hold a military rank of Constructor Captain. Proudly supporting the RN and its NATO and extended allies since 1989, having worked on every class of UK warship, submarine and auxiliary, been instrumental in their design, supported tactical development and protective measures, assisted our allies ina number of significant operations, and helped in the development of the RN's current and future weapon systems.

Comte de Brueys
05-22-2013, 13:57
Bundeswehr - basic military service - Nachschubbattalion 310 Dietz an der Lahn. 1995-1996

OmegaLazarus
05-28-2013, 08:42
2001-2004 U.S. Army, Military Police. Team Leader, injured ild (not in combat), then blotter clerk and SIR reporter (created serious incident reports that went directly to Secretary of the Army).

csadn
05-28-2013, 15:32
(created serious incident reports that went directly to Secretary of the Army).

OK, the way I initially read that.... ;)

Diamondback
05-28-2013, 16:04
Like Chris, did not get to serve--was trying to get into ROTC, but elderly and infirm relatives kept me pinned down with responsibilities on the home front. Also, the combination of dreadful nearsightedness and reduced depth perception (uncorrected my good eye is 20/400, and most of my visual acuity is in peripheral vision, like somehow the rod and cones in my eyes wired into the optic nerves backward from normal), plus an autism-spectrum condition (Asperger's--David, you'd probably describe the profile as "by turns bloody brilliant and batcrap crazy" LOL)...

The highest praise I consider myself to have ever received came from a major I was working with on a project for my aunt's school (she works at one on a local military base), when he told me "not everyone gets to wear the uniform and serve, but you're one of us where it counts." So, a big Semper Fi and *hand salute* to the veterans among our ranks...

Kirby DeWolfe
05-28-2013, 16:29
RCN 1989-present. Currently Senior Naval Communicator for Canadian Fleet Pacific. In olden days I would have been known as the Fleet's Yeoman of Signals. I have a more than passing familiarity with inter-ship communication by signal flags, flashing light and semaphore.

7eat51
05-28-2013, 19:46
RCN 1989-present. Currently Senior Naval Communicator for Canadian Fleet Pacific. In olden days I would have been known as the Fleet's Yeoman of Signals. I have a more than passing familiarity with inter-ship communication by signal flags, flashing light and semaphore.

Welcome aboard Kevin. When you have a minute, stop by the Welcome Aboard forum and introduce yourself: http://sailsofglory.org/forumdisplay.php?5-Welcome-Aboard

We have been having some interesting conversations on signaling. Hope you'll jump in and share some of your expertise.

7eat51
05-28-2013, 19:49
Like Chris, did not get to serve--was trying to get into ROTC, but elderly and infirm relatives kept me pinned down with responsibilities on the home front. Also, the combination of dreadful nearsightedness and reduced depth perception (uncorrected my good eye is 20/400, and most of my visual acuity is in peripheral vision, like somehow the rod and cones in my eyes wired into the optic nerves backward from normal), plus an autism-spectrum condition (Asperger's--David, you'd probably describe the profile as "by turns bloody brilliant and batcrap crazy" LOL)...

The highest praise I consider myself to have ever received came from a major I was working with on a project for my aunt's school (she works at one on a local military base), when he told me "not everyone gets to wear the uniform and serve, but you're one of us where it counts." So, a big Semper Fi and *hand salute* to the veterans among our ranks...

DB, you're one of the more enthusiastic supporters of the military that I have met in a long time. I wholeheartedly agree with the major. :hatsoff:

Cmmdre
05-28-2013, 22:01
DB, you're one of the more enthusiastic supporters of the military that I have met in a long time. I wholeheartedly agree with the major. :hatsoff:

HOORAH!

jasperrdm
05-29-2013, 09:08
Army 70-90. All my overseas time was in Asia. Was in Mil Intel and copied Morse Code. Thanks to all my brothers and sister that are here and served.
I flunk out of 05Hog school (morse code inceptor), they made me a cook. Army 82-86 Air guard 91-96

Old Ironsides
05-29-2013, 21:02
U.S. Army 1990-Present

HMS Lydia
05-31-2013, 12:23
Comte de Brueys - I thought I read that the German Military just did away with compulsory service and went over to the all volunteer force? Or perhaps is planning to. I trained at the German Infantry Training Center can't remeber the name of the facility. We were doing MOUT training, and they had a complete villiage that was abandoned for that purpose. It was a lot of fun. I was stationed in Schwienfurt at the time with the 3rd Infantry Division Mech.