To an onlooker, a life in the military may look fun and exciting. However, only a person who has experienced being in the military can give a detailed account of the ordeals they have endured. To explore this statement more, I decided to interview my dad, David Pittman, a retired senior chief in the U.S. Navy. I believed that his job was a dream. Where else would you be able to visit foreign countries and relax on white-sanded beaches for free? However, his job did cost him numerous things, one being taken away from his family for months on end. My dad had to endure many hardships, which eventually lead up to the big payoff in the end.
Mr. Pittman has always been career-oriented ever since he was ten years old. He started out busing tables at the family restaurant, which eventually lead to making famous pizzas at the local Pizza Hut. "If you work hard, good things will come your way Â, was a motto he often told himself when times got rough. His desire to serve his country led him to the Navy. His dad also served in the Navy, which influenced his decision. At the age of seventeen, he enrolled in a delayed program. A delayed program is a program in which a young adult is sworn into by making a promise to the gove