I had no idea what a MR is before joining the Navy. And I got intrigued and I was like, yeah, this
could really be something. Whether at sea or on shore, things get broken that need to be fixed instantly, so that’s where I come in. My part is to fix tools, make them better or make parts. Everywhere on the ship I can go and say, “I did that.” I was wondering how the hell am I going to figure this out cause I didn’t know none of these machines. Once my instructor started teaching me and I started getting the hands on, I pretty much loved it after that. There’s alot of math. You got an alloy steel, so if it’s 60 times 12,
which is 720 … times the diameter, which is half-inch … gives us 1.5705 times 2, because it’s carbide. I’m needed in the shop for the engine. Without me we wouldn’t be running.