"Memoir of an Executive Admiral is an insight into the career of retired Rear Admiral Bodunrin Raji in a mostly military-ruled Nigeria from 1975 to 2011. The story is told over a thirty-five-year period of the author’s voluntary service in the Nigerian Navy. The pursuit of professionalism in the Nigerian Navy is relayed as a function of training and deployment, but not necessarily devoid of risks, intrigues, and occasional humour. A career in any chosen profession is fraught with challenges in a democracy where the subjugation of military to civil authority is taken for granted. The challenges are not only accentuated, but many careers were prematurely terminated through compulsory retirement or, in extreme cases, death by execution during the military rule in Nigeria.