Written by MIDN 3/C Jackson Graves
The Boston NROTC Consortium is excited to welcome aboard LT Charles Daniel to the Battalion this semester. LT Daniel joins us as the 1/C and 2/C Advisor for the year. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with the Class of 2009 and commissioned into the quiet but mighty submarine community.
After completing power school and prototype in Charleston, SC, LT Daniel reported to his first duty station aboard the USS HAMPTON, SSN-767, in December of 2010. After a CENTCOM and a WESTPAC deployment aboard the ship under as the Reactor Controls Assistant and the Assistant Engineer, he detached in November of 2013. One month later, he checked in with Destroyer Squadron 28 as the Submarine Operations Officer. In that position, he was in charge of operational and logistics planning for the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75) Carrier Strike Group. In June of 2015, he arrived in Boston to begin working with the Boston NROTC Consortium.
As the 1/C and 2/C Advisor, he teaches Naval Ship Systems and Seapower & Navigation to the upperclassmen in order to prepare them for the rigors of a highly technical career in a highly-sophisticated Navy. As an effort to help the upperclassmen prepare for life in the Navy, he gives them helpful advice in the form of “Ensign 101.” One such example is to “Always try to learn. Use every opportunity as a learning opportunity.”
LT Daniel is excited to get to work with the talented people and Midshipmen of the Boston NROTC Consortium. He hopes to have a positive impact on their lives as a result of his work here. The Battalion is honored to have LT Daniel and is excited to learn from his wealth of fleet experience.