Personal website of Gregory K. Maxey, Commander USN (Retired)
Ahoy!! Welcome to my website quarterdeck!
My name is Gregory K. Maxey.
I am a retired Submarine Ordnance Officer (U.S. Navy) with my anchor now set firmly in Marble NC. That's me off to the port side. While I have taken off the uniform for the last time, I am remiss in providing an updated picture. Perhaps I will get to that one day.
I spent a total of 30 years, 2 months and 20 days in military service to the United States. I began my Navy career as a Seaman Recruit when I entered the service in October 1977. In April 1988, then a Chief Missile Technician, I was commissioned an Ensign, Limited Duty Officer (Submarine Ordnance). From "Chief" to Ensign seemed a fall of epic proportions, but the climb again up the ranks was both challenging and rewarding.
The Navy was a great adventure. Previous duty assignments spanned the globe. I served at naval installations in Scotland, Hawaii, Guam, and up and down the U. S. eastern seaboard and I had some fantastic experiences on and below the vast Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
I was privileged to be called a crew member and "shipmate" on USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40), USS NEW YORK CITY (SSN 696), USS SIMON LAKE (AS 33), USS VON STEUBEN (SSBN 632), USS DANIEL BOONE (SSBN 629) and USS JAMES K. POLK (SSBN 645). For more information on these magnificent ships, see the links in the Chain Locker.
Today I spend my time as a partner in a small wholesale live bait distribution business located in Andrews North Carolina.I started participating in the Microsoft Word newsgroups while working on a revision to the Submarine Force Nuclear Weapons Safety and Security Manual in 2001. This was a monumental task and I found lots of answers and tips from Word users all over the world. Soon I was answering more questions than I was asking and in April 2003 I was designated a Microsoft Word MVP. The MVP designation was renewed each year for the the next six years.
I suspect that all of my MVP award nominations were not for what I know, but for how much I enjoy helping other people work through and use some of the many Word features. Sharing my eclectic collection of Microsoft Word Tips was my primary reason for creating this website.
Although I voluntarily disassociated from the MVP program in August 2009 for personal reasons, collectively the Word MVPs are an outstanding group of people, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I still consider many of them a friend and I have continued assisting Word users through the maintenance of my Word Help & Tips pages and participation in the support forums.
There are many flags in many lands
There are flags of every hue
There is no flag, however grand
Like our own red, white and blue
That's it for the main page. I will come along side periodically and post a few Word Help & Tips and other things that might be of interest.
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