Stories of Service

The best way to get a feel for Navy life and to understand what having a career in the Navy is all about is to get the perspective of real Navy Sailors. So find out how some of these Navy men and women came to serve. See how far they've come and where they're going. And gain great insight through the inspiring words and stories they share.


Hospital Corpsman

Boatswain's Mate

Construction Battalion


Rear Adm. Charles Harr

“When I was a young guy and first entered the Navy Reserve, I heard people talk about honor, courage and commitment. I thought that was a great campaign slogan. I didn’t understand at the time exactly what it meant. But over those 24 years, I learned that the leadership in the Navy truly does live by those words. And in so doing, it wears off on you. You can’t be with an organization like this and not be better.”
— Rear Adm. Charles Harr, M.D., Medical Corps, USNR, Retired

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Civil Engineer