The normal rotation from Sea Duty to Shore Duty. In this case, I switched from East Coast to West Coast where I remained for the rest of my Navy career. The further from Washington, DC the better!
At last, the ultimate orders!
Lcdr. W.D. Holdeman, USN was the Commanding Officer of the Reserve Unit where I enlisted and was also the Dean of Men at my college – Oberlin. He was responsible in guiding me in the right direction as I entered military service.