Admiral James Stavridis, USN Retired

Admiral James Stavridis visited our base (JTF-GTMO) back in 2006 to talk to us about various matters. He’s put on a star or two since then, but he’s also about to hang it all up. Yes, the great Admiral is retiring. Don’t believe him when he says: After nearly four decades as an officer in the US Navy, I possess neither the literary gift nor the searing experiences to pen such a farewell.

Admiral James Stavridis Cleared

Adm. James Stavridis

Yesterday, you may have read the story of BG Jeffrey Sinclair. Today Navy Times is featuring another flag officer who found himself in a legal stew.

Except Navy Adm. James Stavridis’ issue was minor and found to be accidental. His crime was in his record-keeping of travel and the subsequent reimbursement errors that resulted from them.

The Admiral visited us down at Guantanamo Bay when I was there and he certainly is well-spoken. Lastly, I’ve read many of his writings and Adm. James Stavridis is one of the great scholars of the Navy. Read his work if you are so inclined.