As many of you know I was a former Navy JAG. When he arrived and as we were introduced he said, "so you're the traitor." We just laughed.
We had a really great visit. He listened to the judges and asked about their needs. He talked about the great things that have been done here in country and where he hopes to see the ANA military justice go. He was a very gracious guest. I know the judges were thrilled to have him here.
Prior to him leaving he presented Merrill and I with his coin. For those not schooled in military tradition, giving coins is a time honored tradition. Commanders will have their own coins made, military units will get them made. They are given on special occassions and are highly valued and appreciated. I've seen some pretty impressive collections. I've got several but this is the first 2-Star coin for my collection. We were honored to have been given his coin. It was pretty cool!