I had joined the Navy ROTC at UCLA because I needed a source of income. I had the opportunity to receive a full scholarship if I signed the paperwork which would commit me to serve four years after graduation. I didn’t expect this would put me in a dangerous position so I signed the paperwork to ensure an income stream. The lottery occurred months later and my number was 352. It was then obvious I would not have had to serve in the military. However, I liked serving in the Navy overseas and I liked being a navy officer. I traveled the world for seven active duty years. I remained in the reserves which paid for my law degree and an MBA. I went on active duty as a reservist numerous times in Hawaii, Singapore and Japan. I now receive a pension. I have no regrets.