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Taking Care In This Section

David Pardoe

Photo of David PardoeSurgical Supply Technician, Perioperative Services

I served in the U.S. Navy from 1977-1981 as a mess management specialist (a Navy cook), onboard the USS Spadefish, a nuclear powered attack submarine. My rank was an E-4, a third class petty officer. I learned a great deal about teamwork and depending on each other. You have to be able to get along with people when you are confined inside a steel tube that is 292 feet long, for days or weeks at a time!

Photo: David Pardoe, U.S. Navy

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