Eric Robinson

An IT Guy of All Trades
Eric Robinson, Petty Officer Second Class, Boatswain's Mate, USNR

“With the Navy Reserve in my life, I’ve been able to expand and learn new skills. It’s made me a better person.”
— Eric Robinson, Petty Officer Second Class, Boatswain’s Mate, USNR

The U.S. Navy Reserve offers many opportunities to work in high-tech fields. So what does a civilian database analyst choose to do on his drill weekends? Well, if his name is Eric Robinson, he operates heavy equipment like cranes and forklifts.

“I like to be versatile,” Robinson says. It’s a quality that no doubt comes in handy as a single father raising teenage daughters. And it’s much like the transferable Post 9/11 GI Bill money that will go a long way toward funding his girls’ educations.