I had joined the Navy ROTC at UCLA because I needed a source of income.  I had the opportunity to receive a full scholarship if I signed the paperwork which would commit me to serve four years after graduation.  I didn’t expect this would put me in a dangerous position so I signed the paperwork to ensure an income stream.  The lottery occurred months later and my number was 352.  It was then obvious I would not have had to serve in the military.  However, I liked serving in the Navy overseas and I liked being a navy officer.  I traveled the world for seven active duty years.  I remained in the reserves which paid for my law degree and an MBA.  I went on active duty as a reservist numerous times in Hawaii, Singapore and Japan.  I now receive a pension.  I have no regrets.