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' …

Together We Are Stronger: On Friendship, Courage, and the USNA Journey | Episode 12

I have written quite a bit about the Navy family and life long friendships in some posts, such as Why Navy Moms are BFFs for Life and The Last Real Plebe Summer with Club Eleven; or about overcoming challenges in my posts When the Going gets Tough... and For Mids the Dark Ages Aren't Just …

Making the Grade and Things to Think About: AC Year Highlights | Episode 9

With Special Guest Julie Haller We are well into the Academic Year and are quickly approaching six week exams. Each class year has their own set of challenges and opportunities. Join me and special guest Julie Haller, for Episode 9 - Making the Grade: AC Year Highlights, as we dive into a conversation about setting …