For more information contact Squadron Commander Admiral Chester Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org or the Deputy Commander Admiral Butch Spafford email@example.com
The event will begin with a meet-and-greet and cash bar at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and the presentation beginning at 7:30. Attendees can order from the regular Fisherman’s Wharf menu, and will be responsible for their own food and drinks. Those wanting to attend should RSVP to Adm. Butch Spafford, (409) 239-three one eight two, or by e-mail to admspafford-at-gmail-dot-com
Guess Speaker - Rear Adm Mike Rodriquez
Rear Admiral Rodriguez is a 1979 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and has sailed as a ship's officer aboard U.S.-Flag vessels for 17 years. Mike also serves as a captain in the United States Navy Reserves.
Before his appointment to the Galveston campus of Texas A&M University, Mike served as the Deputy Maritime Administrator in the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD). At MARAD, Mike was responsible for developing U.S. maritime policy, proposing legislation and outreach to the maritime industry and its stakeholders.
In January, Admiral Mike Rodriguez became the 15th Superintendent of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy on the Galveston campus of Texas A&M University, where he is responsible for the education and training of 556 students in the academy's Corps of Cadets. Mike had this to say when asked about starting a new venture with Texas A&M University:
"From the moment I arrived on campus, I have been welcomed to become a part of this remarkable institution and its community. There are so many dedicated, thoughtful, and proud faculty, staff, students, and Former Students who are truly excited about the wonderful changes that are happening here. I am proud to be a part of it all".