In a July 18th letter to the midshipman battalion, LT Christopher Peters announced his departure from Boston University NROTC. LT Peters served as the Surface Warfare Officer, Second Class Advisor, and SWO Club Officer in Charge. That day, LT Peters detached from BU NROTC and reported to Aegis Training and Readiness Center in Dahlgren, VA to participate in the 11-week comprehensive course on the Aegis Weapon System. LT Peters will spend his next months in Dahlgren, VA and Newport, RI where he will complete department head training in anticipation for his tour as the Operations Officer on the USS McFaul (DDG-74) out of Norfolk, VA. When asked about his future plans for the Navy, LT Peters remarked, “If I were a betting person, I’d guess I will continue on to see what opportunities lay ahead. I’ve truly enjoyed the privilege of being an officer in our Navy and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon.”
During his tenure as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science, LT Peters completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Boston University School of Management. Throughout his years at BU NROTC, LT Peters served as a mentor towards dozens of prospective surface warfare officers and guided them through their departure to the fleet. In September 2011, LT Peters was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his coordination of the summer installation of the Maritime Skills classroom at Boston University. When asked about his advice for the Battalion, LT Peters wrote “I believe above all it is the relationships you form that will make you want to come to work every day. Specifically, the camaraderie with your fellow officers and, of course, the connection with the Sailors you lead. Considering your obligation to work tirelessly on their behalf and the impact you will absolutely have on your division even as a fresh Ensign is a powerful motivator.”
LT Peters will always be remembered in the BU NROTC battalion for his work ethic, enthusiasm, and example he set for future Surface Warfare officers. To you, LT Peters, we wish you fair winds and following seas.
Written by: MIDN 2/c Josh Dalva