I am now an Admiral in the Texas Navy. Today (June 26, 2014), Texas State Rep. Jim Pitts, on behalf of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Legislature, presented me with the honorary title of Admiral in the Texas Navy during the Waxahachie Rotary Club's weekly meeting. What a tremendous honor from my adopted state. I am indeed humbled and greatly honored. Thank you Rep. Pitts, Gov. Perry and to everyone involved for making this honor possible. As U.S. Navy Capt. Pat Merrill said before presenting me with my first salute, it's rare that a Petty Officer becomes an Admiral, even an honorary one.