Ok, here are the vitals:

  • Born in NC, raised a Nebraskan and now a Virginian by dint of marriage, taxes and tution(s) paid/paying (and you thought it was just death and taxes that were universal constants…)
  • Blessed with marriage to the same wonderful (and exceptionally tolerant)woman for 29 years w/three great kids (see tuition ref above)
  • Graduated from The Citadel, Naval Postgrad School and Naval War College
  • Retired as an O-6 after serving twenty-six years in the finest Navy in the world:
    • Naval Flight Officer & Squadron CO (E-2C Hawkeye – 3500+ hours and 551 traps)
    • CVN navigator
    • Multiple Joint penance duties in DC and and elsewhere (slow learner)
  • Now flying a desk but doing what I can to still help (БУДЕТ наукой ракеты!)


Our Philosophy

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.

– Ronald Reagan

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

– Teddy Roosevelt

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.

– Mal