On the morning of May 10, 2013, RADM Mark H. Buzby ’75 handed over the helm of the USNS Spearhead to his replacement, RADM T.K. Shannon, he spoke to the hundreds of people in attendance, which included the seamen he had commanded about the dreams he had as a child and the realization of those dreams over the decades of service. At the heart of his talk stood Admiral Farragut Academy.
“I knew at the age of nine years old, I would make a career as a sailor. From the first time I put on the uniform at Admiral Farragut Academy, I knew it was where I was meant to be.”