My daughter, Liz, who graduated the Naval academy and is now serving, reached a mile-stone on Friday. She has been working on her Surface Warfare Officer’s qualification (which means that she can stand watch and conn the ship and be in the chain of command, etc).
She got it, and her final exam was conning the ship during a UNREP (underway repleneshment, at sea refueling, etc) whioch can be a hairy maneuver.
Here she is (photographed by the OPS of another ship, approaching the replenishment ship in the Persioan Gulf.
I’m kinda proud.