The things you learn sometimes, I tell ya... I always knew my dad's cousin, Tom Howard, was something of a name in the Navy. I never see the man, but I know of him. I probably saw him and last talked to him 10 years ago, when I was in my young teens. I know he's a big Michigan fan like the rest of the family, but not much else.
However, there recently was an article on him in the Toledo Blade, as he has been promoted once more before retirement. Promoted to what, you say? Master Chief of the Atlantic Navy. Second higest non-com in the U.S. Navy. That, my friends, is some Maize and Blue power.
What other Michigan fans in powerful places are you aware of?