DTM: Let’s start with as the Village People say, “In The Navy!” Did you enlist?
ATC: Yes, I enlisted in the Navy. I was in high school, didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. My stepsister was in the Navy, came home on recruiting duty and said, “Hey, why don’t you look at this book jobs and if you see anything you like, you can join like I did." I saw the air traffic controller description and I was excited when I realized it wasn’t just about waving flashlights. It really is kind of like a video game which I was really into at that time! While I was there, I was away from my family and friends and diving into my hobbies, once of which was music!
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