I chose the Navy because I wanted to be involved with being in the water. I wanted to do diving and still be able to have the capability to go on land. I am Petty Officer Second Class Kirby Marshall, Explosive Ordnance Disposal in the United States Navy. An EOD in the Navy will just generally make areas safe for people to pass. Generally guys driving around they’ll see something and they might have to call back and say, “Hey, we found something. Can EOD come up and take care of it?” The thing I like most about being EOD in the Navy is the diversity in the deployments. You can go from being mine counter measures to doing route clearance with the Marines or the Army and you could also work with the Army Special Forces or the Navy SEALs. Everything I’ve done so far is – I’ve enjoyed it a lot and whatever deployment I’ll do is most of the time, it’s going to be a little different. I just love the fast pace and just you’re always moving. So, whether or not you get to choose the next deployment, it’s just always fun and exciting. Memorable experiences that I’ve had while doing my job in the Navy is being sent to clear something, make sure it’s good to go, and then having others trust that you did that and they’re not worried about it anymore, they continue doing their job. Some of the coolest technology I’ve used in the Navy so far is the robots. That’s about the – the top of the line that we have. It just keeps us safe and away from everything and there are some other cool things that I haven’t been able to use yet, like some hovering robots that you can float over the ground and see an aerial view of the area. Greatest challenge, sometimes just the learning curve. So just jumping from one thing to another. Like we’re trained to do everything but sometimes we haven’t done one thing in a long time so just going back to it. Some of the benefits – definitely medical benefits. We’ll have personal training and then doctors that check on us pretty often just to make sure that we’re in the best condition that we can be to do our job. We’re able to go to a lot of different places to go do different schools and different training. Free time I like to go fishing a lot. Have a lot of free time to do what you want – and there’s a lot of activities that you can do. So whatever hobbies that you like to do, you always have time to do them. I’ve been able to do a lot of things that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford or just never thought I would be able to do. I definitely have a lot of experiences that I wouldn’t otherwise have in the civilian sector. Being dumped out of a helicopter – or repelling out of a helicopter, fast-roping out of a helicopter, other things like that. I’ll still be in the Navy in the next five years. So, like I just recently reenlisted so I will still be in the Navy. There’s definitely a large job opportunity. You’re able to apply the tools that we’ve learned in the Navy to that side.