Joe, Content Operations Specialist
I joined the U.S. Navy as an enlisted airman on January 23, 2007. In joining, my intent was to gain perspective, knowledge, and work towards being a part of something larger than myself, and in this I was successful. I also wanted to go out to sea, as I have always loved being on the water, and in this I was remarkably unsuccessful. My rate (job) while enlisted was as an Aviation Electronics Technician, Second Class Petty Officer, or AT2. While many AT’s get assigned to ships, I was assigned to the flight line on Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. While there, I worked on electronic warfare systems (radar jammers, scramblers, etc.), for EA-6B and AC-130 aircraft. It was an incredible experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
Joe is currently listening to Here I Am
by Jonathan Safran Foer, which he says is "incredible in both content, and in narrative style and quality. It is the kind of book without heroes, but with raw and knowledgeable humanity."