On 13 March 2019, I started my transitional leave from full time service with the SC Army National Gurard (SCARNG). I officially retired from the SCARNG 3 July 2019. On 29 April 2019 I was hired on as a contractor by Leidos to do Microsoft SharePoint administration and web development.
While serving in the SCARNG I had the opportunity to acquire knowledge and work within a wide variety of occupations - Some of which were: Signaleer, Recruiter, Instructor, IT, Network Field Tech, and Microsoft SharePoint Administrator.
In my personal life I have developed quite an affinity for: photography, writing, videography, web design/development, podcasting, boating, cycling and travel. So when people warned me about how bored I would become after retiring, I just smiled and chuckled to myself.
Several years ago when I reclassed to Army MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) 25B, I already had a keen interest in learning code. However, within the 25B field, the code I would be learning was limited to Networking only. Determined not to be deterred, I began teaching myself a variety of both client-side and server-side web languages, mostly via online tutorials.
Utilizing Bootstrap framework along with server-side and db languages PHP and SQL, I designed and developed both charlestonandlowcountry.com and this site. I designed and developed stevevonline.com to be a multi-blog platform which enables me to elaborate on a much broader spectrum of subjects and ideals. Each blog is completely separate from the others with its own categories and archives. I programmed the search capabilities however to search all blogs simultaneously according to titles and keywords.