David Gove

RADM USN (Retired)

What fuels my commitment to OHPRI...

I served in the US Navy for over 38 years followed by 6 years in the maritime/defense industry.   I experienced firsthand, at all levels of responsibility, the importance of education-at-sea for developing life skills in leadership, accountability, and personal empowerment.   

The OHPRI organization, is truly a Rhode Island and national treasure.  Our experiential learning programs offer well-structured maritime and leadership opportunities for personal growth and development, in an exceptional environment aboard the Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry.  I believe this kind of experience has the power to positively influence and even change lives.