Thursday, September 13, 2012


My father served twenty years in the Navy. Twenty years he has let someone else decide a large part of his fate. He had many opportunities to separate from the Navy but he stayed in, not for himself, but for his family.

In three and half years I will be leading many men and women who have been in the Navy longer than I have, joining for their own various reasons, with their own lives. I am expected to lead these Sailors, and they're expected to follow me

Its humbling, to think that I might be in charge of people who are like my father, who I see as a great man. Will I be able to do them justice? Will I be able motivate them even when times are tough? Will they see me as someone they can trust to lead them?

1 comment:

  1. This is an incredible and intimidating honor.
    Your father must be proud.