I was born on the small island of Jamaica, and grew up in Bronx, New York. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1995 and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. My first assignment after training was Helicopter Squadron One in Jacksonville, Florida, followed by Dental Assistant Class “A” school in San Diego, California. Then, I Bon Voyage on the USS Kitty Hawk homeported in Yokosuka Japan. While stationed in Japan, I have visited countries such as Australia, Singapore, Jebel Ali, Thailand, Dubai, Middle East, and Korea. I then went to Naples, Italy, where I pursued my dream in track and field while still working as a Dental Assistant. After I left Italy, I continued to Bethesda, Maryland. I then transferred to Navy Recruiting District Miami, Florida, where I switched Careers to Recruiting and after seven years, I transferred to Navy Recruiting District Dallas, Texas and then Navy Recruiting District Seattle, Washington where I was advanced to Chief Petty Officer. After that tour, I transferred to Navy Recruiting District Atlanta, Georgia from which I will retire. My personal decorations include Nine Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various unit awards. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ashford University.
From Tragedy to Triumph, how I wrote my book in 6 days and published it in 30 days. I’m sure some of you have been cheated on, had heartbreaks, some may have even suffered miscarriages. Throughout all these dilemmas, I’ve learned to conquer my fears, moved past the pain and have now entered into a realm of healing and triumph.
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