Just over a year ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a proclamation making me an Admiral in the Texas Navy. I was humbled and honored … not as much by the act as by the recommendation letter from my staff that prompted the appointment.
And yes, there is a Texas Navy and the only way you can be a part of it. . .is through appointment by the Governor.
Do I enjoy being an Admiral? Absolutely.
In fact, in the words of Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise . . .this is the Admiral’s Log 1.29.12. Notice the smile on my face. . .okay, back to business.