During my Naval career, I was frequently promoted. I was so fortunate to have a loving, supportive family during my stint in the Navy. I also appreciate and want to thank from the bottom of my heart all my shipmates who mentored and trained me. I advanced every time I was eligible. In September of 1983, I was promoted to Chief Petty Officer, only nine years after entering military service.
In 1984, I decided to apply for the Navy’s Limited Duty Officer (LDO) program since I was approaching the top of the enlisted ladder early in my career. Subsequently, I was selected by the LDO board to become a commissioned officer. On March 1, 1985, I was sworn in as an Ensign, and I entered the commissioned officer ranks.
My Advancement Ladder
|Rate / Rank||Date (yyyymmdd)||Duty Station|
|SR (E-1 Seaman Recruit)||19740125||Armed Forces Entrance Exam Station (AFEES), Butte, Montana|
|SA (E-2 Seaman Apprentice)||197405||Recruit Training Center, San Diego, California|
|DPSA (E-2 Data Processing Seaman Apprentice)||19740628||Data Processing Technician Class ‘A’ School, Naval Training Center, San Diego, California|
|DPSN (E-3 Data Processing Seaman)||19750416||USS Ranger (CV-61), homeport Alameda, California|
|DP3 (E-4 Data Processing Third Class Petty Officer)||19760216||US Naval Communications Station, San Miguel, Philippines|
|DP2 (E-5 Data Processing Second Class Petty Officer)||1977||Data Processing Services Center (DPSC), US Naval Base, Subic Bay, Philippines|
|DP1 (E-6 Data Processing First Class Petty Officer)||19800716||Services School Command, Naval Training Center, San Diego, California|
|DPC (E-7 Data Processing Chief Petty Officer)||19830920||USS Jason (AR-8), homeport Pearl Harbor, Hawaii|
|Ensign (O-1E)||19850301||Navy Management Systems Support Office (NAVMASSO), San Diego, California|
|DPCS (E-8 Data Processing Senior Chief Petty Officer)||19860701||USS Enterprise (CVN-65), homeport Alameda, California|
|Lieutenant Junior Grade – LTJG (O-2E)||19870301||USS Enterprise (CVN-65), homeport Alameda, California|
|Lieutenant – LT (O-3E)||19890301||Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA), Charleston, South Carolina|