AEC (AW) Doug Warren presented his granddaughter, Ensign Katie Kirkwood, with her first salute following graduation at the U.S. Naval Academy on May 24.
Warren retired in 1998 following 22 years on active duty. Kirkwood graduated with distinguished honors and was selected for Surface Warfare Officer Program and will report to her first ship the USS Chaffee based out of Pearl Harbor.
Kirkwood’s parents are Greg and Gretchen Kirkwood of Maryland. Her father is a retired Navy commander.