Archive for May, 2013

Military Whistle

Posted: 2013-05-19 in Life

On Saturday I coached my last soccer game for a while. I’ve never played organized soccer before and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve ever played soccer.

Two years ago when John wanted to play I volunteered to be an assistant coach. The league did not have enough volunteer parents and they asked my to be a head coach. I reluctantly accepted and then proceeded to google “how to play soccer” and “how to coach soccer.” I watched every YouTube video I could find. I was terrified at my first practice and eventually settled into a rhythm. Apparently I did a pretty good job because I had a lot of repeat players.

Yesterday, one of my players presented this whistle to me as a going away present. To say I was touched is an understatement. Hopefully I’ll have the time to coach in Georgia.



Oral Comps

Posted: 2013-05-13 in Uncategorized

On Wednesday, 8 May 2013, I successfully passed my SAMS Oral Comprehensive Exam. During the two-hour exam I presented my monograph (The Transatlantic Essay Contest and the Planning Principles of the North African Campaign), conducted an operational analysis of the Meuse-Argonne Campaign (including a sketch), and had a great conversation about theory and doctrine. Graduation day is 23 May 2013 where I will be awarded my third Masters degree. This one in Military Arts and Science.