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A 1995 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Captain Carlson earned a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. He is originally from the Chicago, IL, suburb of Romeoville.

A career surface warfare officer, Captain Carlson has served in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets,...

How has failure or apparent failure set you up for later success?

I’ve got so many to choose from! (laughs). I failed my CICWO, OOD, EOOW, and SWO board the first time up. However, every single time I failed a board it made me better. I realized that I needed to study h...

Capt. Liggett, a native of San Diego, California graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May of 1996. Following his commissioning, he attended the Surface Warfare Officers School Division Officers Course in Newport, Rhode Island.

Capt. Liggett’s most recent se...

Born in Illinois, Commander Janet H. Days graduated Summa Cum Laude from Old Dominion University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and received her commission from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps via the Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP).  She...

Rear Adm. Robertson is a third-generation naval officer.  He grew up in various locations near fleet concentration areas.  Robertson attended boot camp in 1986 at Recruit Training Command, San Diego, as a non-designated Seaman.  Shortly after graduation, he attended th...

CDR Madonia entered commissioned service through the U.S. Naval Academy as part of the Class of 2003.  A Surface Warfare Officer, he completed his division officer assignments in USS McFAUL (DDG 74) as Force Protection Officer and USS NITZE (DDG 94) as Fire Control Off...

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