Monday, June 16, 2008

A Deal is a Deal: Naval Academy Graduate to Serve, not Play Baseball

Operation Yellow Elephant applauds Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter's decision that newly commissioned Ensign Mitch Harris, USNA 2008, above, must serve the five-year active duty commitment required for his college education.
"He will report to his ship as ordered," said Cmdr. Jeff Davis, a Navy spokesman.

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"Bottom line is, we're a nation at war and as a nation at war we believe it is inappropriate for Navy and Marine Corps personnel to be released from service obligation to play sports at a time other sailors and Marines are carrying out their service obligations," Davis said.
Hat tip to The Washington Post. Photo tip to ESPN Magazine.


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