A MISSILE SAILOR. . . Books about the military usually involve combat but there are many military careers that do not include fighting. During the "cold war" between the United States and the Soviet Union, generations of sailors devoted themselves to constant preparation for war. This book is the autobiography of guided missile systems expert Joost Sluis. It tells of his service on ships, at the Pentagon, as an advisor to the German Navy, service with the British Royal Engineers, duty assignments at the Navy's Guided Missiles Schools and much more. The reader will discover a Navy career full of excitement and variety. Master Chief Sluis' career was marked by adventure and interesting duties that made his career truly exceptional. This book is his true story.