New Book Serves as Highlight Reel of Successful Military Career

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Autobiography Recounts Adventures of U.S. Navy Submarine Cook

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Clay Westfall’s autobiography, My Navy: The Voyage of a Submarine Cook, published by AuthorHouse, follows him on his journey from a small town in Alabama to a U.S. Navy submarine. Readers will be given a glimpse into the many adventures in his 22 year career in the Navy as a submarine cook.

“Everyone on board a United States Navy Nuclear Submarine has to qualify submarines. Until you are qualified in submarines, your life sucks. As a nub, you had very few privileges aboard ship. No matter what your rank is, if you are sitting in the crews mess watching a movie, any qualified person can ask you to get up and let him sit in your seat. A qualified person can also take your place in the chow line. If you are doing anything recreational, qualified people will ask you why you are not studying instead. It just sucks to be a nub,” Clay Westfall.

Westfall’s early days in his military career were spent struggling through the gauntlet of qualifications and trying to fit in with a group of men who were unorthodox to say the least. They took him into their group and put him through the most amazing adventures of his life, including bar room brawls, firing weapons in a parking lot in Virginia and – in true sailor fashion – a few drunken escapades.

Westfall’s stories only become more peculiar, wild and exciting throughout the book. His life’s story is an outrageous and entertaining experience which anyone with military experience will find nostalgic, remarkable and maybe a bit too familiar.

About the Author
After growing up in the small town of Beulah, Alabama and graduating from Beulah High school, Clay Westfall joined the U.S. Navy as a submarine cook. He retired from the Navy after 22 years and returned to school to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Averett University and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. My Navy is Westfall’s second book, following the 2011 release of My Buddies…And the Funny Things They Do. He is next book is currently in the works for a 2012 release.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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