Narrator Name

Chris Jon Blackman

Interviewer Name

Carly Elijah

Context for Interview

The narrator volunteered to be interviewed about their service and transition to college. The interviewer is a student at USC Aiken in the Honors program.

Brief Description of Interview

The interview begins with Blackman’s childhood in Columbus, OH and Augusta, GA; his enlistment in the Navy at 23; and his naval career, which included his service on a nuclear submarine and duty in Connecticut, Georgia, and Washington State, as well as his return to college at USC Aiken to pursue a Bachelor’s in Business.

Location of Interview

RPSEC

Duration of Interview

15 minutes

Date of Birth

1986

Birthplace

Columbus, OH

Gender

Male

Dates of Service

2011-15

Branch/Units of Service

Navy; Submarines

Theaters/Locations of Service

Great Lakes Naval Station, IL; New London, CT; King’s Bay, GA; Bangor, WA

Major Course of Study

Marketing

Previous College/University Experience

Augusta University

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