Princeton hockey alumni General Mark Milley was nominated for the Army’s chief of staff on May 13.
“He not only has plenty of operational and joint experience in Afghanistan, in Iraq and on the Joint Staff, but he also has the intellect and vision to lead change throughout the Army,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told the Army Times.
Per the Army Times, Milley will be the first Army chief of staff with an undergraduate Ivy League degree.
It’s been five years since Zane Kalemba and Kevin Crane pulled on orange and black jerseys for Princeton hockey. But the pair, along with former Division I players Chris Atkinson, Mike Atkinson, Anthony Yelovich and Luke Popko, still gather every summer to play hockey for the Rockets.
When Wichita Falls played at Lone Star this year, Austin Shaw was in goal. The game was in Dallas, in an arena packed with around 3,000 fans banging bells corralled in by steel walls.
“It’s so loud and the atmosphere and the pressure, I think that’s been the biggest adjustment. Just being able to push everything else aside and focus on the team and what you’re doing and be able to focus at the task at hand,” Shaw said.