Matthew Fontaine Maury isn’t a family title, however an lively naval vessel and a constructing on the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., are named for him. That ought to change.
Maury (1806-73) was 19 when he joined the Navy. For years he navigated the globe, finding out the ocean and studying about wind patterns. He grew to become one of many founders of oceanography.
He made his mark on the nation in one other manner. On the outset of the Civil Warfare, Maury returned residence to Virginia. He resigned his fee, selecting treason, secession and slavery over his oath to the Structure. Whereas combating for the Confederacy, Maury designed naval mines that sank Union ships. Nothing within the U.S. navy ought to honor his title.
I’m a proud graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. As an F-18 fighter pilot, I flew greater than 30 fight missions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I do know from expertise how the navy can rework lives and educate management.