While I was the Engineer on USS Annapolis, Howard Craig was the Weapons Officer. We didn’t always agree on leadership techniques, but we were able to respect each other, and have healthy debates about life subjects. In fact, Clark Scharman (Navigator) and Matt Curitti (Supply Officer) used to join Howard and I in religious debates/discussions during private department head meetings.
Throughout my tour, Howard always said something that stuck with me. “Everyone has something to offer. You just have to figure out what it is.” His point was, make a living doing what you love. In fact, he was constantly pushing me that our horses were what we had to offer, and we should be making money on our passion.
Thanks for the inspiration Weps.