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Old 08-19-2020, 11:42 PM   #1
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I have always been, and always will be a person who believes in equal rights, equal pay, equal treatment and the people's right to peacefully protest and be heard! I will die to protect the rights of others. I have always believed in this. My family made sure I understood this from my earliest age.




This being said----


My wife of 46 years, Vicki, has finally got the recognition in the working field to be recognized as an equal to men! She lost her job last February and, at age 65, she thought it would be very hard finding a job in her field because of her age. But, she did find one very quickly! I wanted her to retire, but she wanted to work until age 70. If that's what she wants, then it is okay with me.


Now, to the point of all this -


The job she has is with a company who has offices all over the world. General Dynamics Information Technologies is the name of the company. A female runs the whole organization. In the division Vicki works in is the NAVY. She works in the Battleship Simulator Division for the NAVY and she is a...female! This has been a male dominated division for many years, but when she went through her interviews, they were impressed with her knowledge of Information Technologies and Quality (Control Testing) as an Annalist.


She is the one of two females in that huge division. She works in a huge room with huge monitors on all the walls. When you go into the room, it is like you are standing in the Command Center of a battleship. You can see the ocean and all the activity around the ship. They have battles and explosions, etc. It is just like you are in the battle yourself. Vicki also can see every port in the world by satellite, where the ship might dock.She and 15 other men set all this up and Vicki tests the computers, etc.


But--They were so impressed with Vicki, that the NAVY started to program all the computers in all the battleships to accept Vicki's voice. Vicki has to learn how to say the commands and then her voice will be the voice of the computers in all ships!


It has been only male voices until Vicki! DO you know why they want her voice? Not just because it is an honor and she has impressed the NAVY, but ....here's the good part....There are more and more females being promoted to Captain a ship and the computers have to understand a female's voice for the commands!
The female voice has to be recognized on voice command, so every computer will have Vicki's voice imprinted in the commands. Her voice will be heard around the world.
Kind of like the computer " Alexa". We recognize her voice all the time. Kind of like the computer on the Star ship Enterprise in Star Trek


This is an honor for her! I am so proud of her I don't know what to do! She takes it all in stride. All the guys she works with are so happy for her. It is funny, those guys go to Vicki for advice about their personal lives and other things. She is like a den mother to them.



I got permission to put this in the forum. There are no security issues with me telling you what she does or where she works.



God, I love that woman! She and I do charity work and help out others in need. I am fortunate. Very lucky to be with her!


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Old 08-20-2020, 06:35 AM   #2
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Congrats to Vicki! Of course you should be proud to be married to an outstanding achiever. At "our age" it can be very hard to find employment---experience is the key. Glad the Navy saw it that way.
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Old 08-20-2020, 04:24 PM   #3
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It sounds like a great job! Congratulations, Vicki!
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You are proud of her, and I am proud to know both of you. Congratulations to Vicki and you too.
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Vicki has read your comments and she says, "Thanks! " When we got married in 1974, she was so quiet and reserved. Her mother died when Vicki was 11 and it was up to Vicki to clean house, cook, go to school, etc., for two brothers and a Florida State Trooper father. Life was hard. Her father took the boys everywhere, and sometimes they took Vicki, but for the most part, she grew up with a father that believed that " women should be barefoot and pregnant and not go to college".


So sad....And for Vicki to turn out so nice and decent, it was a miracle. I met her and we fell in love. I think She is the real Trooper! We put each other on a pedestal and have made the best of our lives.


I have been the lucky one, for sure....Such a sweet Southern girl!


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Thanks, everyone!


Vicki told me tonight that her voice is already out in the NAVY on some ships. We have female Commanders/Captains already out there.


She told me that her first command to the computer was, " All Ahead One-Third ! ". The next was, " Left Rudder, 15 degrees! "
Then, she implemented, " S-O-S " ( International emergency call for help, like Mayday).


This is history!


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This is SO cool!!! Congrats to her and now we can all say that we are 2 degrees of the voice on those ships!
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