Welcome to Veterans Log! We’ll capture random thoughts, lessons learned, and perspectives related to the transition to civilian life as well as military retirement. 

We retired from active duty in 2013 from the U.S. Navy after more than 21 years of service in both the Enlisted and Officer ranks.  Turning wrenches as an Aviation Structural Mechanic (AMS) from Airman Recruit to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) is where it all began.  The final ten years of service were spent in maintenance management and personnel leadership as a Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Mustang.  Both chapters were highly rewarding and personally satisfying.

Upon retirement from active duty we pursued small business interests, as well as employment at a medium sized company.  Probably most exciting has been our journey to Financial Independence (FI).  Personal finance has always been interesting and exciting to us.

We’ll share what has worked well, and more importantly- what hasn’t!  I’m sure we will learn more as our journey continues. Be sure to let us know what topics you’d like to see explored.  We’ll do our best to share what we know!