WaveTops: March 2017 edition. Published by the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation.
Featured Stories
Go Navy!
Example content imageFive teams, seven days, one mission … the fourth annual All-Academy Challenge approaches. That’s right, it’s time to mark your calendars for 31 May–6 June to beat Army (and Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine) for the first time. Alas, we have never won, so this is our year. It’s about participation numbers, so rally your class and friends.
CO of PORTER is a ’98 Grad
Example content imageThe commanding officer of PORTER, one of the two Navy destroyers that launched cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield, is CDR Andria Slough ’98, USN, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in ocean engineering. CDR Slough received a congratulatory call from the President on 9 April.
Hurley ’04: His Letter to His Dad
Shipmate recently published a feature on our favorite golfer, Billy Hurley ’04, who just played in his first Masters. We also had the opportunity to sit down with him for a video interview. Hurley recently published a very moving letter to his late father whose 2016 disappearance and death made headlines.
Academy Diplomas Deserve Display
The Class of 2017 will be walking across the stage soon. A display for their diplomas and commissioning certificates would make a wonderful graduation present. Did you ever frame yours? It’s never too late—it’s an excellent way to protect it. We have plenty of other gift ideas in our Shop for you and any soon-to-be graduate.
DC Conference + SACCentral = Success
More than 100 companies and 20 universities means this year’s DC Service Academy Career Conference on 11-12 May may be the biggest yet. Also, don’t miss the new SACCentral, your exclusive career resource offering an alumni networking database, a résumé posting database for companies to access and a job posting program where companies, agencies and universities can advertise opportunities.
Officer Women Leadership Symposium in Arlington
AcademyWomen marks its 14th year hosting the Career Workshop and Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) for all female military officers, cadets/senior enlisted and veterans on 25-27 April at the Women’s Memorial in Arlington, VA. The theme of this year's OWLS is, “Empowered Women, Empowered World.”
New Old Goat
The decanter has been passed, the old old has cleared a path for the new old and a new Old Goat has taken the scepter to rule henceforth until retirement. The oldest USNA graduate still on active duty is now …
LinkedIn Group and Page
Join our official alumni group on LinkedIn (it’s for alumni only so send your request to join today) and follow our company page to get the latest LinkedIn-worthy news about your classmates and the Alumni Association and Foundation.
Our Interview with the Next Commandant
CAPT Robert "Robb" B. Chadwick II ’91, USN, was recently selected to be the 87th Commandant of Midshipmen. He has been around the world from the East Coast of Africa to the Arabian Sea and picked up a Stockdale Award along the way, but returning to the Academy may be the best part of his career yet … did we mention his father was ‘Dant when he was in high school?
NOLS Trips Just for You
Disconnect from your hectic days and join alumni, friends and family on one of three NOLS adventures. These courses have been designed specifically for working adults and adults with families. You will experience a wilderness adventure that fits your needs and leave feeling recharged.
Sea Story from Everly ’86: Operation Praying Mantis
“Any sailor’s first deployment is always memorable. For myself and many of my shipmates, our deployment to the Persian Gulf in January of 1988 in support of Operation Earnest Will was our first operational tour. Little did we know at the time that we would participate in the first major U.S. Navy surface engagement since World War II.”
Tomlinson ’01: Navy Pilots Refusing to Fly
More than 100 Navy flight instructors recently refused to fly due to safety issues with oxygen systems. Lucas Tomlinson ’01, a producer for Fox News covering the State Department, writes that in the last five years, physiological episodes have nearly quadrupled on the T-45 training jet. The Navy is now looking at grounding the fleet.
Tseng ’08: From SEAL to Start-up
Brandon Tseng ’08 has kicked down doors in Afghanistan. You don’t have to tell him how frightening this can be. He and his brother recently developed a small autonomous drone that can maneuver through buildings and small spaces instead of putting troops in harm’s way, going from napkin sketch to battlefield deployment in just two and a half years.
Father and Son at Academy Sox Game
It was a very big day for Navy baseball and one Boston fan in particular when the Red Sox played at Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium on 1 April—CAPT Roger Buck ’50, USN (Ret.), of Newport, RI, joined his son Bruce Buck ’77 of Crofton, MD. Both are former captains of Navy baseball. In addition, Roger knew Max Bishop, played against George Bush Sr. and, as a Sox fan, plans to have “Cause of Death: Boston Red Sox” on his headstone.
 
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Highlights
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Distinguished Graduate Award Photo Album
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Stravridis ’76: State Department Storm Clouds
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Navy Softball
is Crushing It
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Alumni Mentoring Program: Sign Up to Support 2017
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Travel with Us to Ireland, the Rose Parade and More
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Give the Gift
of Securities
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UD STEM Partnership with Academy
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Preferred Provider of Financial Services
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Two Grads
Write About our
Cyber Future
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Alumni Association and Foundation’s Annual Report
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New USMC Ad
is Awesome
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Mid is a Winner on “The Price
is Right”
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Q&A with
Super-Swimmer Barber ’17
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Gymnastics Team Volunteers with Honor Flight
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Academy Study: You’re Being Tracked!
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Page ’93 Met
with Russians
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Ethics Team
Wins Military Competition
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