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NEWS | Dec. 7, 2010

Get to know a Sailor

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Name: Nicholas Miller

Rank: Machinist's Mate 2nd Class (E-5)

Unit/Department: Naval Support Activity Chapel

Age: 24

Children: "Weren't any in my seabag!"

Pets: Two black lab mixes. "I love my dogs but I wish they weren't so scared of everything and make a mess all over my stuff!"

Favorite Activity: Hanging out with friends.

Favorite Quote: "Any man who may be asked in this century, what he did to make his life worthwhile, can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy'"-- President John F. Kennedy, August 1963.

Favorite place to eat in town: "My favorite place is this Japanese restaurant called Wasabi's. They have two locations that I know of, one in Summerville and my favorite one, downtown Charleston."

What is one thing that you would like to accomplish while at Joint Base Charleston? "I hope while I am here in Charleston that I will be able to strengthen and enlarge the Navy Honor Guard program at NSA."

What has been your favorite assignment in the military? "I would have to say my favorite assignment since I've been in was the Naval Nuclear Prototype Training Unit. It was long hours and the work was hard, but it was the most rewarding experience I've ever had!"

What assignment would be the ultimate duty? "I love history so I would say the ultimate duty assignment for me would be to the USS Constitution. Just a chance to relive what it was like back in the continental Navy would be awesome."

Favorite task within your specialty/rate: "This one is tough because I take pride in everything that I do, but I would have to say my most favorite part of my job is the leading my honor guard team in presenting colors for a fallen veteran."

If you were the Chief of Naval Operations for the Navy for one day, what would you do? "As the CNO for the day, I would replace the new Navy service uniforms with a year-round uniform that looks more specific to the Navy, gearing them more toward the Navy's traditions and customs."