I lurked for a long while here before registering a year ago, learning much of value for myself and my son, who is now a plebe at USMA. As is obvious, he plays baseball. I have, if not enjoyed, been enlightened by much I read here. I thank those with military experience on this forum for their time and wisdom as I come from a family only remotely connected to the military. My father fought in WWII, but coming into the service late in the game due to his youth, he never saw active duty. I grew up with a profound respect for the U.S. Armed Services, and am extremely proud that my son is on a path to serve his country. It is so encouraging to hear the young people on this forum that are also interested in defending this great country so that it may benefit generations to come. Having been around the block in the business world and in the world at large in my 35 year career consulting on strategy, operations and technology and "hands-on" managing of teams, I believe I bring some insights into the human condition to the forum. It is interesting to compare and contrast the two worlds: civilian and military, and I have vast ignorance of the latter to address. Here's to what I think may be a long term relationship with the forum!