There are some absolutely amazing special assignments out there... what was yours? Perhaps it was a B-billet, a special assignment, an additional duty, detail, or career broadening experience; there are definitely many memorable, interesting, and rewarding military special duties and career expanding assignments out there. Perhaps it was your time on the drill field (drill instructor, sergeant instructor, drill sergeant, training instructor, etc.), ceremonial duty (color guard, drill team, honor guard, etc.), or an academic, diplomatic, security detail, embassy duty, a special board or administrative duty, an interesting foreign assignment, or perhaps it was just an exciting and completely out-of-the-ordinary duty or assignment. Please feel free to share any descriptions, photos, links, websites, or anything else necessary to help tell your story; I'm absolutely certain that this will be an interesting and enlightening discussion, so pull up a keyboard and let's get this thing started, thank you for all that you do, and... see you all in the discussion threads!
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Master at Arms to Commander Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. Shortly after reporting to SPAWARS Project 6211 as Leading Petty Officer. One of the "Skippers" Admin Assistants comes down and gives me Naval District Washington Badge #9. I asked him "WTH" He said Congratulations you are now Master at Arms to Chief of Staff and Aide de Camp to Project 620, "Huh What". I was the Ceremonial Coordinator for COMSPAWARSYSCOM, Master at Arms for Article 15's and Liason between the Senior Astronaut and the Naval Museum. I was assigned there as Tech Boss for CNO WWMCCS but that Blossomed into all kinds of weird things. Great Job.
<font face="Tahoma, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 9px; line-height: 10px;">The Defense Attaché System is hard to beat. Each country is different, but in terms of overall big-picture for a region, knowledge gained, and joint-experience it is simple awesome! The quality of life and professional respect are hand-down near the top of what most service members will ever come to know, and the special pays, scope of responsibility, and day to day operations just continue to amaze me.<br><br>A+ Duty!</span></font>
Being asked to renovate the Captain's inport cabin onboard the USS Iowa (BB-61) which included the <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">Roosevelt </span><font face="arial, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="line-height: 16px;">Bathtub. The bathtub was installed for President Franklin D. Roosevelt who would not have been able to use the shower because of his paralysis from having polio as a child. After we finished the project I received a thank you note from Captain Fred Moosally, who was the Commanding Officer of USS Iowa (BB-61).</span></font>
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