PRIZE ESSAY 1925
Motto: “Whither Are We Going.”
Editor’s Note.—The author, while receiving his education in the high schools and Reed College, Portland, Oregon, joined the Oregon Naval Militia and attended the officers’ school for two years. In June, 1917, he successfully passed the entrance examinations to the Naval Academy, but did not enter the Academy. He enrolled in the National Naval Volunteers and was ordered to the Naval Training Camp at Seattle, being afterwards transferred to the Atlantic for duty in the Transport Service. In 1918 he was transferred to the Officer Material School at Pelham Bay, New York, later receiving a commission as ensign in the Reserve Force, followed by a transfer to the Regular Navy, first being commissioned as a temporary ensign and later receiving a permanent commission. His serivce has included both battleship and destroyer duty.