Staff Sergeant Roland Choate served 14 years of active duty time in the United States Navy. He served on DDG 65, USS Benfold, and LPD 5, USS Ogden, as an interior communications electrician. In 2003, he retrained as a Master at Arms (Military Police) and finished his career as Master at Arms Petty Officer Second Class. His duty stations included Yokosuka, Japan; Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia; and Souda Bay, Greece. He also provided 386-day Independent Augmentation support to Seal Team 7 for detainee operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism in 2009. In 2017, he missed military life and joined the Air National Guard, 165th Security Forces Squadron out of Savanah, Georgia, where he continues serving our country.