Commander Craig Powell
From Vietnam to Iraq, stories of Navy SEAL heroism abound. But one such story did not take place on foreign shores. Commander Craig Powell had recently reported for what should have been contrasting shore duty at the heart of the Defense Department's bureaucracy, that five-sided building on the south shore of the Potomac known simply as "The Pentagon." He was facing challenges not usually associated with special warfare by taking a test for an acquisitions course on the fifth floor of the C-Ring, when a shockwave passed through the building.