Monday’s Board of Visitors meeting at the Naval Academy was filled with talk of cyber warfare, navigation and seamanship training and even artificial intelligence.
And the upcoming Army-Navy football game, of course.
Superintendent Vice Admiral Ted Carter assured the board a potential government shutdown poses no threat to Saturday’s game.
“We have made all the arrangements to make sure everything’s in place, to have all the right people there, with transportation, with all the right resources. The game will go on,” Carter said.
The brigade is as excited as they’ve ever been, Carter told the board.
“Is there anyway that we can get the name of the game changed to Navy Army?” asked the board’s chair Rep. Robert Wittman of Virginia.
Carter told members of the board, including Maryland Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, this year’s game may be the most viewed in Army-Navy history. He recalled an emotional game in 1963, played just two weeks after the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy.
“All of America has memories of where they were (during) some games that they’ve watched,” Carter said.
He encouraged board members to check out the latest spirit spot for the Academy — “it’s one of the best ever,” he said.