Monday, April 6, 2015
Long time cryptologist ends a great run at 28 years. Decides not to make Navy a career.
Got the news today that my long time colleague and generally awesome Naval officer, Captain Bryan Lopez has decided not to make the Navy a career and is packing up his oars after 28 years of very strong and persistent rowing - mostly against the tide. He will retire in August 2015.
Interviewed in his San Diego office by one of our intrepid blog reporters, the Captain "reportedly" said, "Hey, I've given the Navy a fair shot at making me happy, and after 28 years and dozens of chances, it's time to acknowledge that there's just no career in this for me. I've done all I can. It's time to give my kids a chance." A Naval historian estimates that the Lopez family has devoted nearly 650 years of service to the Navy and that's not including distant cousins.
Seriously Bryan, if you are reading this (and I know you never miss a post) - CONGRATULATIONS and thank you for your service. I agree with the community Flags, if you would have left San Diego - the Navy would have shown you much more love.