Thursday, December 13, 2018

“Success in life is the result of several factors. My formula is simply education plus motivation plus perseverance. Education is paramount. Motivation: one must decide what he [or she] wants to do in life, how best to get there, and proceed relentlessly toward that goal. Perseverance: the ability to steadfastly proceed to your goal despite all obstacles. It is the ability to overcome.”
– Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely, Jr., USN –

The path of a trailblazer is filled with obstacles that must be surmounted and no one demonstrates this better than Samuel L. Gravely, Jr., the first African-American to command a U.S. Navy combatant ship. Click here to learn more about Vice Admiral Gravely (including the award that bears his name) and remember that “education plus motivation plus perseverance” can be an unstoppable formula for success.