|An honorable retirement as a PO1 after 20 years Service.|
Fortunately, the story has a better ending than that. That Captain's Mast and the personal mentoring that followed turned things around for this Sailor and others who were headed in the same direction. The Sailor changed his behavior and became a better example for his peers and subordinates. A week before his retirement, I reinstated him to E-6. He earned it back and in the intervening years, has turned his life completely around. He's Vice President for IT at one of the world's finest banks.