Wednesday, July 30, 2014

An Admiral Choice

Bette Billet passed to me this article from the Chronicle of Higher Ed:

The Board of Regents of the University of Texas system voted unanimously on Tuesday to name Adm. William H. McRaven as the sole finalist to replace Francisco G. Cigarroa as chancellor of the 15-campus system, the board announced in a news release.  Admiral McRaven, who is now commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, is best known for planning the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Under state law, the board must wait at least 21 days after announcing the final candidates before making an appointment. If appointed, Admiral McRaven would begin his new duties in January 2015...

Full story at

You have to be careful in selecting admirals for non-Navy jobs.  Some of them may be uncertain of what they are supposed to do:

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