Music I’m Jessica Lambert. I’m a hull technician in the United States Navy. If I had to describe myself in one word it would be realistic. I think that I come to work knowing what needs to get done, knowing what’s expected of me and I do what I can to benefit myself and others. I like getting my hands dirty. I can’t image myself being at a job where I had to sit all day, or type on a computer all day. I like being up and around. I think that my job helps support the Navy’s overall mission. When it comes to a lot of our repairs, there’s a lot of important systems on board. And, of course, on a ship made of metal you need somebody that can be there to fix it. People would describe me as determined. When I come into work they know that if something needs to get done it’s going to get done regardless of what has to be done, how long we have to be here. I definitely think that being a woman and being a hull tech in the Navy is different. But that’s part of the reason why I like it. I have always enjoyed it. A female can do the job just as well as a male can. When I go home and people see what I’ve been doing and know where I’ve been they think it’s neat that I get to travel and get to learn how to weld and do things that I want to do. I think that my long term goal would be to pursue a welding career but I would like to get into underwater welding. So I would like to use my G.I. Bill and go to trade school for underwater welding. Knowing where I want to be in 5, 10 years and knowing what I’ve accomplished. It definitely changes you as a person. So, I think I’ve definitely changed a lot for the better since I’ve joined. I would recommend the Navy to someone who understands that it takes a lot of time and effort to be in the Military. You’re gonna benefit from joining the Navy.