Naval War College Review


After three decades of wearing Army green and camouflage, I finally went to sea. My first “ship,” however, was miles from any ocean. In the summer of 2010 I became the executive officer / deputy commander of National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland (NNMC). I was the first Army officer to ever hold the job. My Army career had begun in the infantry, back when we were still training to fight “Ivan” in the Fulda Gap in Germany.