This inaugural issue of Seapower’s Profiles in Service features personal
accounts of sea service life. Members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast
Guard and civilian maritime workforce describe — in their own words — what
motivated them to serve, how they came to do what they do and what their
service and respective professions mean to them.
Seapower would like to thank the 26 participants profiled in this special project
for taking the time to share their stories, and their respective public affairs
offices for helping coordinate the interviews. Conducting the interviews for this
report were Managing Editor Richard R. Burgess (Navy, industry), Associate
Editor John C. Marcario (Coast Guard, Navy), Special Correspondent Otto
Kreisher (Marine Corps), Deputy Editor Peter Atkinson (former Sea Cadets)
and Editor in Chief Amy L. Wittman (Coast Guard).
To all those who serve — we thank you.
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