Honoring Advisors Who Serve(d): Memorial Day, 2022

Honoring Advisors Who Serve(d): Memorial Day, 2022

Joe Bautista

Title/company: Grow With Joe LLC/Financial Planner

Branch: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank held at beginning of service and at end: Private E-1/Sergeant E-5

Service dates: 2004-2011

Work you did: Supply Administration

Brief story that stands out from your service time: When I was in the Marines, I got in trouble for underage drinking, and afterward, we had this educational brief about the anthrax vaccine. And the doc leading the brief asks all the Marines who invented the vaccine.

In high school, my biology teacher taught us about Louis Pasteur, so I was the only one that knew the answer. After I got the answer correct, the doc said to give me a beer, and my whole company laughed because they knew I couldn’t drink and recently got in trouble for it.

I also had to pay a heavy price because I was selected for mess duty on a ship for three weeks, where I had to work 15-hour days on a ship and it was miserable, but I was able to show my higher-ups that I was a good worker and recovered my reputation.

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