Veterans Day Chapel Speaker: Gary Stubbs Back to Blog »
Gary Stubbs, a highly decorated retired US Navy officer, spoke with Westside students in chapel day in honor of Veteran’s Day. He focused on humility, with Micah 6:8 (He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?) anchoring his message
Three weeks after graduating from Duke University in 1968, Gary reported to Pensacola to begin flight training with the US NAVY. During the ensuing 28 years, he deployed to every corner of the world, mostly involved in flying the A-6 Intruder carrier-based attack aircraft. He was the Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron 176 and later Attack Squadron 128, the A-6 training squadron on the west coast. Later he received orders as Commanding Officer of the USS Guam, an amphibious assault ship and then was the Commander of Amphibious Squadron Five, commanding up to 10 ships during the evacuation of United Nations forces from Mogadishu, Somalia in 1995. After his retirement from the Navy, he and his wife Chris served with the English Language Institute/ China where they taught English in the University system of the Peoples’ Republic of China and then taught US History at Westside Christian High School here for 5 years.