The Chief served his country for the duration of the war and stayed in the reserves afterwards. After a few years, he decided to come back on active duty to finish up twenty years of active duty and earn a normal retirement. He did this through the so-called "TAR" program, which stood for Temporary Active Reserves. Because he was over 65 years old when I made his acquaintance, he was actually on some kind of official waiver to be assigned to sea duty. He loved going to sea on a ship.
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