Fellow blogger Lex was officially promoted to Captain in the United States Navy today:
I was promoted today!
That’s right, a full-fledged, eagle wearing, four stripe carrying, O-6 type Captain.
It seems like only yesterday that I was a fresh-faced midshipman, one who could maybe go a day or so without shaving and no one would notice. My company officer (the first commissioned officer that any of us would know), was a superannuated lieutenant of perhaps 30 summers. A nuke submariner, in fact. He had strands of gray hair in his otherwise black hair, and lines around his eyes that didn’t go away when he stopped smiling.
Congratulations, my friend, and well deserved.