After five years in DCI, Chris Gormley completed his Criminal Justice degree from Montgomery County Community College. Chris brought his new degree to Orlando, Florida to pursue a career in police work. After a change of heart in 2012, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Fire Control Technician on board nuclear powered submarines. Chris spent his first deployment aboard the USS La Jolla in the Western Pacific for six months.
Chris found it easy to adapt to submarine life after marching drum corps for so long. With a busy schedule and cramped quarters during deployment, he said, “being onboard a submarine definitely resembles that of being on a tour bus.” The only major difference, he noted, “is there’s definitely less sunlight on deployment than rehearsal days.” He thanks drum corps and Jersey Surf for giving him the necessary patience, hard work, and humor to be successful in his field and his life.