On June 7, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to gather midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. The President directly blamed media leakage of American military secrets for the ill course of World War II, claiming that newsmen cared more about getting a scoop than they did about the lives of American servicemen. The midshipmen applauded warmly; whether Roosevelt would have found such a friendly reception from civilians was a different question.
Sam Carsten did not graduate from the United States Naval Academy. Many an Annapolis grad who met Carsten believed that had he been formally educated, he'd have been an officer much earlier in his career and an admiral by the time of the Second Great War.