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Happy 150th Ft. Myer, VA

From 1989 to 1992 I had the unique experience of being in the oldest infantry regiment in the US Army – The 3d US Infantry (The Old Guard).  Our headquarters, located at Ft. Myer in northern Virginia, was and continues to be the site of significant historical events.  I was located just across the river at Ft. Leslie J. McNair in southwest Washington, DC and spent a great deal of time at Myer due in part to the HQ connection but also because Myer is immediately adjacent to the premier memorial to our Nation’s conflicts – Arlington National Cemetery.  Today, 5 June, 2013 is the 150th birthday of the defensive outpost known originally as Ft. Whipple.  I appreciate the place Ft. Myer has had in our history and the supreme honor and discipline embodied in the professional soldiers there, past and present.

For deeper treatment of the topic see Mr. John Michael’s well-researched blog and associated book:  http://www.historic-fortmyer.com/2013/06/05/happy-birthday-fort-myer-defending-the-capital-for-150-years/

Meetup for Tampa Analytics Professionals

I’ve started a meetup for local professionals in the decision science field around the Tampa Bay area to come together and learn about what’s happening in our area.  If you are a data science professional, come join us and be a part of making the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area the southeast center of excellence in big data and analytics.  Visit http://www.meetup.com/Analytics-Professionals-of-Tampa/ to find events and to join.  I hope to see you there.