I am the one and only OC3, the Palindrome, the Big Bald Red-Bearded Beast. I'm working on my auto-biography and when it is done, it will be available here. When I created the idea of writing the book, I bit way more off than I could chew. It's a longer process than I anticipated. I'm making progress and I'll will let you know when I complete it.
WHERE I'M FROM
I'm a country boy from the east hills of Appalachia in a small town called Radford, VA. My Grandfather had a farm and I grew up riding horses, bailing hay, and herding cattle. I spent some time in Charlotte, NC then moved to Arlington, VA. I graduated from Wakefield High School.
MILITARY and EDUCATION
I joined the Army right after high school. I spent 10 years in the Army and made it to the rank of Sergeant First Class.
I ended my service in the Army, moved to Daytona Beach, FL and enrolled into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I graduated after 2.5 years and joined the Navy to become an Officer and go to Flight School. I earned my Wings of Gold and moved to Jacksonville, FL.
I retired after 22 years in 2014.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS and AWARDS:
Air Traffic Controller of the Year
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club - Inductee
Sergeant First Class (E-7) in 8.5 years
Wings of Gold - Naval Aviator
Numerous Campaigns and Joint Task Forces
Numerous Achievements and Commendations
Bachelor of Science - Aeronautics
Masters Degree - Aeronautical Science
Adjunct Faculty - Embry-Riddle Aero Univ
Flew an MH-101 Merlin with the British Navy - that was awesome!
Beaten up by the Italian Carabinieri - not so awesome!
When I retired, I was introduced to CrossFit and its healthy lifestyle. My first Coach showed no mercy on me for how fat and out of shape I was. I am forever grateful. It was the exact kick in the ass and inspiration I needed.
STRENGTH and FITNESS CERTIFICATIONS:
Strength Camp Certification - Elliott Hulse
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach
FREELANCE and PURPOSE
My intention with theOttoBlog, is to give you - me. Some days I am feeling froggy and others I'm feeling serious. Check out the Videos tab and my YouTube Channel, OC3Otto Motivation.
I have a blog store with T-Shirts and stickers. I post on social media regularly.
Your comments are welcome.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGED:
theOttoBlog - Website, FB (personal), IG (personal)
OC3Otto Motivation - YouTube Channel
CrossFit RagaMuffin - Website, FB, IG
the Flowing Soul - FB, YouTube Channel