It is a joy to tell you something about me that has such good memories, and was a positive experience in my life. A mustang officer is a person who joined the Navy as an enlisted person, and who received their college degree through the Navy became a commissioned officer. Hard work, but worth it. I was selected for a program called the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program. They sent me to Purdue University. BTW, you know Chief Petty Officers are widely respected. They have come up through the ranks to the higher enlisted grades. I'm proud of his service, too.