Eighty Years Behind the Masts

The Great Beyond

by Rear Admiral Joseph H. Miller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/10/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 776
ISBN : 9781456720070
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 776
ISBN : 9781456720063

About the Book

The introduction was written 62 years ago. The “Great Beyond” is my age from 17 to 80. This book reveals what can be done. It answers the question, “Who am I?”

The Miller genealogy is traced to Adam and Eve. The “Miller Code of Ethics,” “Curriculum Vitae”, and a “Broad Mentality” are defined.

Famous people travel. I have circled the earth seven times, traveled to Japan 40 times, to Pearl Harbor 25 times, and I have driven thousands of miles in Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. “Study the world’s cultures. Learn the motto God gave us, “Faith, Hope, and Love.”

My life is working and learning. Read and learn without working. Plan your life “NOW.” Thirty years in advance I planned a sabbatical every ten years. I had three planned concurrent careers: Academic Neurosurgery, United States Naval Reserve, and Founder of a Neurosciences Center with an academic interchange with 25 countries.

After seven days a week for 40 years in neurosurgery, I feared retirement. At age 70 I retired to the unknown. I elected a new life. In our 34-foot Sea Ray we traveled to all 36 yacht clubs in the Florida Council, from Destin, the Keys and to Jacksonville. There is much time on a boat. I memorized the “Teachings on the Mount.”

We returned to Apollo Beach, Florida. I became busy and coined a new term, “Retirement Career.” (Career as “go at top speed”) I authored seven books, am on the voluntary faculty of the medical school, deacon and teacher at church, and continued “Permissive Orders” for the Navy. Recently I became the first 80-year-old drilling reservist. We have a pool man and yard man. (Our lot is covered in rocks and palm trees.) My responsibility is to keep the boat dock mosquito free by filling the Mosquito Magnet with propane, service the jet boat, and keep the garage in order. Read on and learn what one can do.

About the Author

Rear Admiral (Doctor) Joseph H. Miller has been a Baptist deacon for fifty-seven years and a teacher or director in Sunday School for fifty-eight years and retired after three simultaneous careers: Neurosurgeon for forty years on the academic faculty of the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis, and a member of the Semmes-Murphey Clinic, Memphis. Fifty-nine years as a Navy Reservist retiring as a Rear Admiral and the first Reservist to serve as a Deputy Surgeon General of the Navy. He volunteered for duty in Vietnam in 1969. A partial list of his medals includes; The Legion of Merit, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (SBS), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (GF+BP), Republic of Vietnam Civil Action First Class (GF+BP), and Navy Expert Pistol. His ribbons without a medal include: The Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon. Director and Founder of the Memphis Neurosciences Center where he initiated an academic interchange with forty-seven centers in thirty-nine countries. He is the author of numerous medical publications.

Since retirement he is on the Voluntary Faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery University of South Florida Medical School in Tampa. He has researched the subject of war and has lectured on it over ninety times.

He has been on the boards of Union University, Mars Hill College, and Samford University. He was a bank director for twenty-eight years. He is a 5,258 Hour pilot.

He is retired in Apollo Beach, Florida with his wife, Cathy (A former Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes Board member and a Trustee of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.) He retired there after reviewing twenty-five countries and all the states in the United States.

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