Lt. Charlie Hasenbank '08, USN - My wife Hailey Thomas ‘09 and I have enjoyed moving around the country as a Navy family. In a five year period, we have lived in San Diego, CA, Norfolk, VA and now Boston, MA. We are both grateful for our time at Houston Christian in which we gained the foundational knowledge required to succeed in college and throughout our careers. The faculty and staff at HC provided the mentorship, knowledge and wisdom that helped establish a learning process that could be applied at the undergraduate and graduate levels of education. Between the three ships, I completed five years as a Surface Warfare Officer. I then transitioned to the Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) community in May of 2017. As an EDO, I will oversee the design, building and maintenance of ships. In conjunction with the EDO community, I am currently stationed in Boston, MA completing a dual masters program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Naval Construction and Mechanical Engineering.