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' …

Mission: A Labor of Love – Paying it Forward to My Navy Family

Labors of love... they can range from raising our children, caring for our family and friends, or just doing something time consuming or difficult for the benefit of others. Aside from my children and teaching, my biggest and most time consuming labor of love has been on behalf of my N*avy family. Soon after my …