My Top Ten Navy Boot Camp Lessons (Good, Bad & Ugly…Smelling)
My Top Ten Navy Boot Camp Lessons (Good, Bad & Ugly...
February 6, 2023
US Navy Boot Camp-Day One: Welcome to RTC Orlando
Boot Camp Send-off? I really don’t recall the first leg of travel to Navy Boot Camp. A lot of things fade after 40+ years. I was twenty years old and already out of the house when I joined. I had also signed up a month or...
December 3, 2022
US Naval Station Great Lakes: Petty Officer Tennis Shoe
In 1977, despite the best efforts of some, the US Navy was not an Equal Opportunity Employer. Sexism was a huge issue. Mid-level Petty Officers expected lower ranking females to sit in their laps and stand under the mistletoe at the holiday party. Some even obliged. It was a difficult environment to navigate through.
Add to that a misuse of authority that cropped up in many places and you have the perfect recipe for a hostile work environment.
March 18, 2016