Jul 15, 2019
Emily Harman, host of
interviews Mr. Sarkis Tatigian,
World War II Sailor and Department of the Navy civil servant. Mr,
Tatigian has served the United States of America for nearly 77
years and is still working. Gain wisdom as Mr. Tatigian shares his
experiences in the military and how he has managed to live a
fulfilling life by incorporating healthy and productive habits into
his daily routine. They also discuss Mr. Tatigian’s successful
career and the many lives that have benefited from his
Harman introduces Mr. Sarkis Tatigian and reads a statement made in
2017 by Senator John McCain in the Congressional Record honoring
Tatigian shares a near-death experience that occurred when he was 9
does Sarkis Tatigian remember about why Congress passed the Small
is his secret for being so young in the mind and being in such good
did Mr. Tatigian begin his Navy career?
is Mr. Tatigian’s’ daily commute to work
does Mr. Tatigian deal with stress?
Tatiguan discusses his frequent check-ups at the Mayo
does he describe his lifestyle routines?
happened after Mr. Tatigian left active duty in the
does Mr. Tatigian view graduation and retirement?
Tatigian reminisces about his accomplishments.
Tatigian shares a story about how, at age 12, he compared the
number of Japanese and American weapons and came to a startling
was Mr. Tatigian on 9-11?
advice would Mr. Tatigian give to youth entering the job
Mr. Tatigian still learning new things every day?
many emails does Mr. Tatigian have in his inbox?
3 Key Points:
Tatigian has served over 75 years and is still working. He shares
some secrets to his successful career and good health.
- Walking carrying weights and performing
balancing exercises in your younger years will contribute to better
balance and health as one ages.
Tatigian phased red meat out of his diet. He typically eats seafood
or poultry with vegetables for dinner.
think a regimented life is more appropriate than to sit around and
wait for the day to pass and you haven’t accomplished anything.” –
Mr. Sarkis Tatigian
have to maintain an attitude of self-worthiness. In other words,
you have to do something to feel that you have accomplished
something every day.” – Mr. Sarkis Tatigian
like the term graduation instead of retirement. Retirement kind of
gives you the connotation that you are going to leave your job and
then sit on your hands and wait for the grim reaper to knock on
your door.” – Mr. Sarkis Tatigian
Mr. Tatigian is the Director of
Small Business Advocacy, at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
Mr. Tatigian previously held the title of Associate Director,
NAVSEA Office of Small Business Programs. Below are links to some
articles and a video highlighting Mr. Tatigian’s successful career
and contributions to our Nation’s defense.