Wow! It seems very sudden that I find myself the editor-in-chief of Proceedings, and I am blessed and humbled by the opportunity. After my retirement from the Navy in 2016, I joined the Proceedings team feeling like I had landed a dream job. Quicker than expected, I went from editor for digital content to deputy editor, and now, with Fred Rainbow’s retirement, editor.
It was an honor and an incredible learning experience to work side-by-side with Fred. He is an exceptionally talented editor who works hard, demands excellence, and instinctively knows what parts of an essay to keep, what to cut, and how to make an author’s main points stand out. I aspire to be as good a wordsmith as Fred someday.