James served in the U.S. Navy as an Information Systems Technician. He served for 8 years, stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN72 located In Everett, WA and Naval Ocean Processing Facility located at Oak Harbor, WA. James said the proudest moment for him was getting all his qualifications completed and finally being able to start training the new sailors out of A school. He received 3 Navy Achievement Medals, 2 Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment ribbon and My Surface Warfare Specialist Insignia. James’ Military Training along with rate training taught him discipline, responsibility, and to adjust and handle difficult situations.
Next she went to the USS Bataan(LHD 5), then to USS McFaul (DDC 74) both out of Norfolk, Va. Lastly, she worked for WHCA out of Washington, DC. Sarah’s proudest achievement was making E-6 because she worked and studied really hard. Sarah says the military requires you to grow up quickly and have responsibility for expensive equipment, and to be in charge of people, even before you’re ready for it. This helped her grow up always ready and preparing for anything, which also helped prepare for her current position at NTH.