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    Outgoing Naval Academy Commandant Reflects on Annapolis Tenure: ‘We Cannot Rest’

    Outgoing Naval Academy Commandant Reflects on Annapolis Tenure: ‘We Cannot Rest'

    Since becoming commandant in 2021, Col. James P. McDonough has viewed the roughly 4,400 midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy as similar to his children.

    His guidance on their day-to-day conduct, training and professional development is not unlike the way McDonough, a father of four, raised his own children, two of whom followed him into the Marine Corps.

    “To me, that means that I love them, but I'm going to hold them accountable,” he said. “And if they need to be corrected or if they need to learn, I'm there to do that.”

    While “dad” is a title he'll hold forever, McDonough's time as the commandant of midshipmen at the academy came to an end Wednesday. An artillery officer commissioned into the Marines in 1994, McDonough capped off his 30-year military career by relinquishing the position to Capt. Walter H. Allman, the first Navy to take the role.

    McDonough's time as commandant was marked by a series of transitions. As he stepped into the role, he was tasked with restoring normalcy on the academy grounds after the -19 pandemic. In his three years, the academy had three different superintendents. three superintendents at the helm. “]Though current Superintendent Vice Adm. Yvette M. Davids was slated to take over from Rear Adm. Sean Buck last summer, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama blocked military appointments in the Senate in a protest of the Pentagon's abortion…

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