Knock, Knock, Knock.
"Senior, is the Command Master Chief in the Mess"
My Answer, "Do you see him?"
As the young sailor looses his exhileration, departing and closing the door to the Mess, I grin and walk to the lounge, Hey "Ken", Seaman Timmy was looking for you. "Did he say what he wanted?"
My answer, "I'm not your DAMN answering service, get your #$% up off the couch and go find out for yourself."
God I miss those days. By far, the most enjoyable part of my Naval Career was entering the hallow ranks of Naval Senior Enlisted Leadership. The Chief's Mess, our own secret world where what was said and done in the Mess, STAYED in the mess. I have so many stories and happenings that have taken place in our world, of course, I will never devulge them to anyone who is not or even been a chief. In my 20 year career, I spent almost half of it in there.
The Chiefs Mess provides the muscle for making anything, and I mean anything in the Navy happen. We are the technical experts in our ratings, when there is a question or issue that needs to be solved, well by god, ASK THE CHIEF! I had one Ensign from the Naval Academy, my division officer who wanted to test my answer to his problem, well he paid for it and fell on his face in front of the Commanding Officer. Well lets just say I got a humble apology from him. That incident made for good conversation in the mess that night while playing poker.
The main mission of the Chiefs Mess is to uphold, maintain, keep, and pass on all the Naval traditions that this great country has made.
Now, lets get to about me. I have thrown the thought around about starting a blog. Well with my wife, (JUGM) and a few friends (Stephen and Duke) having their own blogs, I said, "What the hell, why not". If anybody reads it or not, that's up to the individual readers, AKA FREEDOM!!!. Hell, I have managed to tick-off hundreds of people on Social media sites so what do I care. I speak my mind, period.
I am an Independent with constitutional views, so hopefully that will give all in the blogisphere and idea about me. Disclaimer, If you disagree with my views, well by-god, go watch CNN or MSNBC.
I do have hobbies, who doesn't. My hobbies may be weird to some but they include, Firearms, Ammunition, Food Storage, Survivorist Activities, My wife, My children, My group of close friends, Outdoorsman type activities, and MY COUNTRY!!!!
I have had this mind-set for quite awhile. I really have doubts at how the United States has become and where it is going , thanks to the District of Corruption. My current mission is to make sure my family is safe, and with my close friends, I have no doubt about it. We have all been preparing for quite some time and we are very confident about what we have done.
There may be some times when I will be unable to post or reply in a timely manner, so please bear with me. I have quite a bit on my plate as a small business owner and work my butt off so others dont, college student, Neighborhood Enforcer, husband, and father.
I look forward to all who humbly read what I have on my mind and look forward to conversing with you all.