Chief Warrant Officer Labrenz enlisted in the Navy as a radioman in 1998 and served in various sea duty assignments in Yokosuka, Japan; San Diego, California; and Singapore. Commissioned in 2017, he was the communication officer on board the USS Green Bay (LPD-20) in Sasebo, Japan, and is presently serving at Navy Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific in Wahiawa, Hawaii.
Mr. Giles, a Member of the Bar in New York, Chicago, and in Washington, D.G, served on board the USS Barracuda as a seaman during World War I. A Graduate of Columbia College, New York City, he acquired his law degree from Columbia Law School. He was Professor of Law at Catholic University of America (1950-1955) and at the University of Kansas (1955-1956). He was special consultant to the Comptroller General of the United States in 1958. The author of numerous articles on legal subjects, he has drawn on experience attained during the practice of Admiralty Law in New York City for the preparation of this article.
Lieutenant Commander Porter earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2012 and a master’s in engineering management from Old Dominion University. Prior to joining the IW community, he served eight years as a surface warfare officer and navy nuclear engineer with sea tours on the USS Kidd (DDG-100) and Eisenhower (CVN-69).
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