Three men are sitting stiffly side by side on a long commercial flight.

After they're airborne and the plane has leveled off, the man in the window seat abruptly says, distinctly and confidently, in aloud voice, "Admiral, United States Navy, retired. Married, two sons, both surgeons."


After a few minutes the man in the aisle seat states, through a tight lipped smile, "Admiral, United States Coast Guard, retired. Married, two sons, both judges."


After some thought, the fellow in the center seat decides to introduce himself. With a twinkle in his eye he proclaims, "Master Chief Gunnery Sergeant, United States Marines, retired. Never married, two sons, both Admirals."