It was a thrill to meet Lt Dan who is a powerful speaker and person. He actually saluted me when we said goodbye, then apologized and explained that it was out of habit.
If you somehow don't already know, he is a West Point grad who's completed 2 tours of duty in Iraq. He's about to be discharged under Don't Asked Don't Tell even though he's an Arabic linguist. He's one of the few people in the military who could actually ask or tell people in Iraq anything.
It was literally 100 degrees. That explains the hair.