As a Naval Academy Blue & Gold Officer, I annually attend one of the local congressman's Academy Days. This year's is scheduled for tomorrow morning. All the SAs are represented and we each give a short presentation. The USMMA grad always starts his presentation by handing someone in the audience a piece of paper and then asking them what it is. It is a check for one million dollars made out to him. In how many ever questions it takes, he draws this information out of the person in the audience. Then he proceeds with his presentation that if the concept of patriotism is a too difficult to comprehend, if they're not sure they want to defend their country, and if they don't care about getting shot at, surely they want to make money. He then describes how he built-up and sold his first container company for one million dollars within ten years of graduating from the academy. I have seethed, I have talked to him, I have talk to the Congressman's staff, and last year, by some fluke, I even got to proceed him where I modified my introduction to state that the SAs were about patriotism and about serving one's country at the sacrifice of wealth. Right over his head. Same spiel. Has anyone ever heard of reasoning such as this? Has anyone ever been used this ploy as a recruiting aide? I think he's out of line and my present intenion is to call the Academy if he does it again. Comments?