Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone. The following is taken from my profile:
I am a prior enlisted Sailor that is currently serving in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as a Naval Flight Officer. I first joined the Navy in 2004 as a Fire Controlman (FC). I served in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the USS Port Royal and completed two WESTPAC deployments to 5th Fleet AOR.
In 2012, after achieving the rank of Petty Officer First Class (FC1) I was accepted into the Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21) program. I went on to graduate from Arizona State University and got my Wings of Gold after commissioning. Most recently, I completed a P-3C Orion deployment, serving in Japan, Africa, and the Arabian Gulf. Currently, our squadron is transitioning to the P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
I am familiar with the surface fleet and the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance community. Feel free to reach out with any questions, I always like to talk Navy!
LT John Lillyblad