Petty Officer Third Class, Information Systems Technician, Selected Reserve
Computer System Administrator for the United States Antarctica Project
IT3 Tyler Daugherty
IS3 Tyler Daugherty is a hardworking and motivated young Sailor that has made giant strides during his short period in the Reserves. Within three years, he has gone from high school graduate to computer system administrator for the U.S. Antarctica Program. He is completing an 8 month deployment to Antarctica and will return in March.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
I have benefited in many ways. First, the Navy Reserve has given me the opportunity to serve this great country. Second, it allowed me to meet a countless number of fantastic shipmates, friends, and mentors. Finally, the Reserves has provided the finances and mental readiness necessary for me to achieve my goal in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in technology.
Serving as a reservist has kick-started my profession in ways I could not have imagined. I am only 21 years old and deployed to Antarctica as a civilian! While on active duty, I want to use my experience gained from managing $3.4 million resources for the Charleston County School District as well as my school experience – I will complete my bachelor’s degree next year at the College-Western Governors University.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
Initially, I was inspired by my family’s military history since I grew up listening to my uncle’s fascinating stories about his time in the Navy. I now have decided to make it a career. Later, I realized that joining the Navy Reserve was the best way to finance my college degree in addition to serving my country at the same time.
In my Navy…
Everyone has a unique story to tell! We have diverse goals and some crazy sea stories! But, at the end of the day, we all strive together to complete the Navy’s mission.