Name: Brian Dierks
Position at Famous: Web Developer
Service Branch: U.S. Navy
Rank attained: ATI-2 (E-5)
Years of service: 1987 – 1994
Location(s) where stationed: N.A.S. Whidbey Island, WA
Name of unit:
Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (A.I.M.D) Sea Operational Detachment (S.O.D.) W/C 64B attached to
U.S.S. Forrestal CV-59 (primary)
U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71
U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln CVN-72
Name of ship and mission/area of operations: 6th Fleet Operation Desert Storm
About Brian’s military service:
My first encounter with discounted tobacco products was when we got 12 miles off the coast and the ship’s smoke shop opened. While civilians on land were paying $2 for a pack of smokes, we were paying $.75… suckers! We would go grab some Swisher Sweets, shoot pool, smoke and drink all night. We weren’t very well versed in cigars back then, and it’s not like there were premium cigars available at the Exchange.
About Brian’s role at Famous and his smoking habits:
After coming on board here at Famous way back in ’12 as a web developer, I was able to try out some premium cigars. I have found that I prefer mild to medium robustos, and my favorite is the Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne. I also enjoy the CAO Potomac and the Alec Bradley American Classic Blend Robusto.
Why Brian loves his job:
Working here at Famous Smoke-Shop has been a pleasure compared to some other places I’ve worked – I mean, now-a-days, how many places will let you enjoy a cigar while sitting at your desk building the web pages that bring people such fantastic discounts?