A retired Four-Star Admiral, accustomed to long confinements at sea, offered counsel in April on how to navigate the tough times ahead.
Each workday, a member of our vacated Washington office writes a letter to colleagues working from home, a tradition that has spread to several Brunswick offices. These notes often combine inspiration, philosophy and humor with favorite books, recipes and TV shows. Reprinted here is a contribution, penned in April, from a colleague for whom lockdown once meant month after month in a submarine. In a 37-year career with the US Navy, Mike Rogers rose to the rank of Four-Star Admiral, ultimately serving as Commander of the US Cyber Command, leading teams that stopped the most destructive cybercriminals in the world, from North Korean hackers to Russian saboteurs. He served as Director of the National Security Agency, the largest US intelligence agency, and as Chief of the Central Security Service. Now a Senior Advisor in Brunswick’s Washington, DC office, Admiral Rogers offers counsel on cyber security, privacy, geopolitics, technology, intelligence, crisis management and the challenges of leading large organizations in a democratic society in the digital age.