USS Saipan (LHA 2)

Saipan Postscript…

Saipan Commanding Officer CAPT Jack Renard (right) certified LCDR Tracy Connors’ completion of the Surface Warfare Officer Professional Qualification Standards (PQS) and other requirements to qualify as a “SWO.” (l. to r.) The pinning ceremony was conducted in the Rayburn House Office Building Navy liaison offices.  RADM Bruce Newell (then Navy Liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives), LCDR Connors (CoS for Cong. Charles B. Bennett), Faith R. Connors, and CAPT John W. Renard.  Completing the PQS aboard Saipan required over a year of part-time, but intensive study and underway periods.

About Tracy Connors

Tracy D. Connors graduated from Jacksonville University (AA), University of Florida (BA), the University of Rhode Island (MA), and Capella University (Ph.D. with Distinction, human services management, 2013). Ph.D. (Honorary), Leadership Excellence, Jacksonville University, December, 2013. Designated a "Distinguished Dolphin" by Jacksonville University, Feb. 2, 2010.