Billy and the Plebes: What I Learned from I-Day and Plebe Summer – Part 1 | Episode 19 and Part 2 | Episode 20

The military academy journey is very different - both for the midshipman or Cadet, and their parents. No one except those that have walked the path before us can relate to what we are feeling and going through. Photo Credit - New York Times For parents it is a very emotional and dare I say …

Thoughts on Commissioning Day: A Day of Great Celebration and Somber Reflection

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to the USNA Class of 2022 and their families! What a momentous day!! Enjoy and celebrate together - you have earned it! As I watched the streaming of the commissioning ceremony today, it occurred to me that it is every few years that the U.S. President presides over the military academies' …

The Deja Vu of Scrambling and Shotgunning… Why do they matter?

To say that the past two years have been unusually difficult would be an understatement. Our Mids, especially the plebes, have had to work really hard to stay motivated and positive. Thankfully, things are beginning to return to some sense of normalcy. With that said, the Class of 2025 is looking at being scrambled or shuffled. So what is the deal with that and why does it matter? (Continue Reading)