Vice Admiral James W. Houck
c/o Penn State Law
231 Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802
Dear Vice Admiral Houck,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history including social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and a strong need for ethics reform to reduce corruption. Vice Admiral Houck, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 41st Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy to be very inspiring to me.
In 2009 I liked on how you accepted President Obama to be nominated to serve as Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy to help him improve the military. When you served as 41st Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy from 2009-2012, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and prosecuting people who commit hate-crime or discrimination practices on people who are different. Also on Civil Rights I liked on how you implemented investigation unit to investigate any discrimination in the U.S. Navy. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug-abuse, expanding resources to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing the need to provide more funds for DNA testing including forensic science to help solve evidence efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform. Another thing that I liked about your work as Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy was how you went after military officials who were corrupt or accepted illegal bribes, gave advice to the U.S. Navy about the need to work on moving to renewable energy or alternative energy to reduce pollution, and work to expand better training to help address the need to reduce bullying including sexual harassment or sexual assault. After you left your military service, I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights, express the need for criminal justice reform, and a strong need for ethics reform.
Vice Admiral Houck, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also your role as 41st Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy helps me continue my motivation to learn history including social justice and continue to be a fan of JAG tv show. In JAG tv show I had fun learning about how Judge Advocate General works and how they work on dealing with military cases. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, have ethics reform to help reduce corruption, and many others.
I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served in the military. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to support civil rights, push for criminal justice reform, advocate for ethics reform, and expand on victims’ rights. You have truly inspire me to work hard on my disability, be interested in learning your career, and continue to learn history including social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to advocate for common sense ideas.