Chief Boatswain’s Mate Raymond S Hoke

Spotlight on You: Chief Boatswain’s Mate Raymond S Hoke

Dads: We Salute You!

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published: June 14, 2016

Name: Raymond S Hoke BMC(SW/EXW)

Age: 34

Years in service: 15 1/2

Rank: CPO

Years as father: 8

Kids: Daughter Kylee Hina Hoke and son Dylan Sora Hoke

Current Duty Station and job: Chief Boatswain’s Mate aboard USS SHILOH CG-67

Q: What are your key responsibilities at work?

A: Complete safety of all deck evolutions, flight ops, sea and anchor detail all while running a division of 30 junior sailors and 1 junior officer.

Q: What are your key responsibilities at home?

A: Being home and just plain being a dad.

Q: How do you balance military life with family life?

A: Being forward-deployed you have to make the most of the time you are with your family.

Q: How do you keep in touch with family when you are TDY or deployed?

A: I keep in touch with emails as much as possible.

Q: How do you support your partner whether you are home or deployed?

A: I support my wife with everything, even when I’m deployed. I’ll support her through thick and thin and she has been around for most of my deployed time.

Q: As a military parent, what’s your top priority for your kids?

A: To learn respect and do well in school.

Q: What are your plans or Father’s Day?

A: I’ll be underway.

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