Enjoy the journey, friends.
You’ll never know where life will take you. Never would have I imagined as a young Corpsman in 29 Palms at my first duty station, that I’d still be in this journey the Navy has me in.
It’s been a long road. But this too will end. I’ve made mistakes along the way, but I’ve learn a great deal from them. More importantly, I’ve learn from other people’s mistakes.
When you’re young and feel like nothing can get in your way, you tend to get in your own way. Sometimes they need to learn the hard way.
I had no plans of making this a career, but I eventually it become that and more. I’m so thankful and appreciative of all those who have come before me.
I am grateful for having this opportunity to lead young men and women who come from the different parts that make our nation whole. Who despite their cultural and religious differences always come together whenever they are called upon.
Enjoy the journey, friends. Even when it gets a little bumpy, because those are the times life will teach you it’s greatest lessons.
Learn from those who came before you and you’ll be wiser for it.