I was in the USN with VFA-137 out of Lemoore California. I started off in the line shack and became a plane captain before getting assigned to my shop which was the Egress shop. I enjoyed my work because it had a bigger purpose but it goes under appreciated by others because our work load is not large or they do not see the system in use. I gained much more respect for my job and purpose when one of our pilots had to eject in 2010. With him and his family thanking us for doing our job it made me fully understand the importance of the work I was doing.
I was a maintainer on the ejection seat for ejectee #5657