Luther Abel joins the podcast to tell us why he joined the Navy, and to speculate about why fewer young people are interested in joining the U.S. military these days.

Luther Abel joins the podcast. Luther spent six years in the Navy, starting in the nuclear program and eventually ending up as a conventional mechanic. While stationed in Washington, Abel went on the decommissioning tour for the USS Rodney M. Davis, a missile frigate. The tour took Abel and his shipmates to Japan, Singapore, Maldives, Indonesia and Brunei. Abel later served on the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class super-carrier. After finishing his commitment to the Navy, Abel interned for National Review magazine, where he still writes today as a contributor. Abel currently is a student at Lawrence University in Wisconsin.