TOLEDO, Ohio — “What do I want to be when I grow up?” It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at some point in our lives. For Electronics Technician 1st Class Heavenly McDonaldmoore, it was a question she found an answer to with a little help from a friend.
“I graduated in 2010 and then didn’t really know what I wanted to do,” McDonaldmoore said. “I worked at a gas station and then my friend and I decided that we were going to join the Navy together.”
Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania, the notion of enlisting in the Navy was initially unfamiliar to her. However, the allure of global travel and the knowledge that a friend shared her interest prompted her to arrange a meeting with a recruiter.