Get to Know Me
I was born in San Diego, CA, when my father, a Marine infantry officer, was stationed at Camp Pendleton. We moved around a lot when I was a kid, but I eventually settled in Stratford, CT, after getting a job as an electrical engineer in Manhattan, New York City.
I spent most of my time swimming, but it’s a matter of no small significance to me that I made friends outside the team as well. My best friends today are not just former swimmers; they’re also successful officers and leaders, and I hope that says something about me by association.
I liked West Point because the enforced importance of academics forced me to really learn what the Academy was trying to teach me. When I wasn’t studying or swimming, I was drinking beer. My love for craft beers dates to at least 1993.
Barracks: Scott then Grant. I was in divisions all four years.
Favorite Mess Hall Meal: Pizza Pockets
Favorite Memory: Winning the 200 Butterfly at the Army-Navy Swim Meet as a plebe in 1991. My dad caught it on video.
I’ve been married to the former Sally Duffy since December 2002. We have two daughters, Hannah and Emma, and a dog, Faith.