Commander Espiridion "Speedy" N. Limón, a Lubbock native, is retiring from the US Navy after 29 years of honorable service.

Limón joined the US Navy as an enlisted man in June of 1986. He attended Basic Organization and Orientation Training camp in San Diego, California, the Broadened Opportunity for Office Selection and Training officer succession program, and received a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to attend Texas Tech University.

He graduated from the school in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in Electric Engineering and was assigned to flight training in Pensacola, Florida. He received his Wings of Gold on October 1st, 1993.

"Mentorship is the key to developing our leaders in the military," Limón said. "My successes are not my own, but a culmination of all of those individuals who guided, counseled and pushed me beyond my known limits."