Rear Adm. Sean Buck, a 1983 Naval Academy graduate, was the keynote speaker at the MAS meeting. Admiral Buck is an avid tennis player stationed on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. He opened his remarks by remembering former military men who were tennis champions, such as Lt. Arthur Ashe, who is in the Tennis Hall of Fame; Joe Hunt (USNA '42), who won the U.S. Open in 1943; Don Budge (USA), who was a Grand Slam winner in the 1930s; and Bobby Riggs, who was the No. 1 in the world for three years in the 1940s. The admiral told about his own memorable moments, such as playing Riggs as a boy and playing tennis while underway on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. He spoke about the importance of sportsmanship and self discipline. One of his fondest memories was taking to the court in his whites last year to face an Army major at the Citi Open. The result was Navy 3, Army 0. On a more serious note, Admiral Buck spoke about the core values of a successful player: confidence, determination, engagement, professionalism, resilience, respectfulness and toughness. In his words, it takes character and maturity to be successful, on court or in life.