This file, from my records, speaks for itself.

I joined in 1953, left in 1983 and the year is now 2013. Interesting reading and comparison.  Would love to see somebody's data for the year 2073 having joined in 2013 with the same service pattern and breaks. I will be 135 years old then !!!!!!

LEAVING THE NAVY 30 YEARS AGO AFTER A 30 YEAR CAREER - 1982 DATA.pdf