https://www.apnews.com/79edcf693db447bd894b894f6b09223f DS graduated with 18 AF classmates. Looking at the many faces of his class over a four year period it would appear a diverse sampling of young men and women. Captain John A. Henriques, the first Superintendent of the Revenue Cutter School of Instruction (later the Revenue Cutter Academy) objected to congressional appointments from the get go. His objection stemmed from years of poor political appointments in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service's bureaucracy. Sound thinking - then and now.