The Adventure documents the successes and failures experienced during a military career of an individual specializing in air traffic control. This story guides the reader along a journey beginning on the concrete marching areas (Grinders) of the recruit training center in San Diego and ending in the halls of the Pentagon. Stops along the way stretch from the sandy beaches of Midway Island to the frozen tundra of Antarctica. Practical jokes, horseplay, and tomfoolery experienced by military members in isolated locations are sprinkled throughout. The activities and actions taken while serving in the Pentagon and the headquarters of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provide a brief insight into the world as viewed inside the beltway. The maturing of an individual from the most junior of enlisted ranks to a Navy Captain is a testimony of the historic role and value provided by a mustang.