KP parents and midshipmen are in disbelief over the news that Carol and Gene Guest are being pushed out of their involvement at the Academy. Those who are willing to go to bat in support of the Guests feel they are being told they cannot express their grave concerns to the Superintendent without the possibility of negative repercussions. They have been told not to write to the Superintendent. What possible reason could grossly overshadow the indisputable good that this couple has been generating over the last several years? If they are told to leave, is there a system in place at KP that will fill in the gaps? There are over 30 programs and events that the Guests have brought to KP that would come to an end. Who or what will, several times a week, work one on one with the midshipmen, to uplift morale, work through academic problems, parent’s divorces, death of parents, date rape, depression, loneliness, sexual pressure, girls getting raped at sea, alcohol pressures, loneliness, not having good social skills, and suicide? More importantly, who else has earned that level of trust with the midshipmen? Is it the Superintendent’s goal to graduate hardened, regimental officers? Or is it to graduate well prepared men and women who have had a chance to successfully work through their personal challenges and are capable of handling all aspects of their future, both personal and professional? It's time to write the Superintendent - or MARAD – but does it have to be anonymous to protect ourselves? Those of us in support wish to be given the chance to be heard and our concerns considered.