From Realtor to Riverine
Switching from a suit and tie to a Navy uniform
For many grinding out the daily nine to five is perfectly fine, but for Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Bruce that normalcy was not enough. The need to contribute to something bigger and to see the world drove him to take a chance at another path in life.
Working as a realtor in Saugus, Massachusetts, Bruce wanted something his family and he could take pride in. Five years ago, that need brought him to the local Navy recruiting station.
"I always wanted to join the military, but I knew I wanted to have a family first," Bruce said. "When that finally happened my wife and I talked it over, and we decided to finally do it together, so at the age of 30 I joined the Navy."