James - Ocean Systems - U.S. Navy for 16 years

James Carlson

Sep 22, 2010
Albuquerque, NM
Hi, folks -- I've been looking through all of your intros, and I have to say, I'm really impressed. I was an Ocean Systems Technician Analyst for many years, and we were told that it was special warfare, but you guys were real warriors, and I was definitely NOT. We tracked submarines through all of the oceans around the world, and I was stationed all over the place: Brawdy, Wales; Pearl Harbor, HI; Dam Neck, VA; Sigonella, Sicily; Office of Navy Intelligence in Suitland, MD; but I was never in combat -- I worked at a computer terminal and sent Flash msgs to Norfolk, VA for God's sake. I enjoyed it immensely, but my life was never on the line like a lot of you guys -- I'm not certain, in fact, that I'm in the right community here. I am, however, damn impressed. :cool:
Welcome to SS and you will fit in. The middle of my career was on acoustic research. I was first engineer on the R/V Pacific Escort out of Mare Island and it sounds like we did some of the same work.
Thats 16 years longer than I've been in the military, then again thats also just about 2 years short of how long I've been alive. Hopefully I'll be able to get that many years in once I join up.

Welcome man.