John enlisted in the navy after graduating high school in August of 1984. His boot camp training was held in Great Lakes, IL. He then went on to “Operations Specialist A School” in Dam Neck, VA. He graduated 3rd in his class. John took orders to Pearl Harbor, HI aboard the USS Whipple. He reported on March 2, 1985 and did his whole four year tour aboard her. John went on two Western Pacific Deployments (WESTPACS). One was a six month deployment with a battle group and the other was spent in the Persian Gulf for three months, stopping in Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, & Fiji.
John was honorably discharged in August of 1988. He was discharged at an E-5 rank and a 4.0 rating which is the highest an enlisted man can achieve.
We are very excited to have John as a member of the Veterans Care Coordination team. He is is a great asset.