William Shultz of the US Navy

There are jobs in the Military that can actually seem pretty regular; jobs that don’t differ too much from their civilian world counterparts. But then there jobs that just sound cool: the stuff right out of the movies. Today we salute Chief Petty Officer William Shultz of the United States Navy who has exactly one of those exciting jobs. His wife Francesca wrote in for this salute. William Shultz has been in the Navy for more than 14 years, and is currently a chief of the fire control systems on the USS Michigan, an Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine that has been converted to a guided missile submarine to meet the current wartime demands of the nation. The Michigan is based out of Naval Base Kitsap but is currently deployed somewhere in the world, under the seas. Francesca is so proud of her husband and she misses him a lot when he’s away. She says the couple’s two sons, William, 4, and Thomas, 1, also miss their dad tons as well. Every job performed in our military is important to the overall mission, but some jobs require a bit more grit and determination.  Sailors like Shultz spend weeks or months beneath the sea in a submarine so Freedom can spread and survive around the globe. Today we salute Chief Petty Officer William Shultz of the United States Navy.


We live in the land of the free, because of the brave!