Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early. He still wears his Navy service on his sleeve. He needs to get over that. "ADVANCE WARNING - NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" A "self-appointed" lead EVANGELIST for the "cryptologic community". Keeping CRYPTOLOGY alive-one day and Sailor at a time. 2015 is 80th Anniversary of the Naval Security Group.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
They row for freedom
"Before the Great Battle of Salamis, Themistocles, the Greek admiral, called his volunteers together - the men who would the next day literally row the galleys - the ships, the trireme galleys of war. And he said to them, "tomorrow you must row for your children. Tomorrow you must row for your parents. Tomorrow you must row for your city."
"And tomorrow," he said, "you must row for freedom."
"My friends, that is what everyone of your soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and coastguardsmen do today - they row for freedom."
Admiral James Stavridis, Commander Southern Command