Joe Ruzicka

Joe Ruzicka is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former legislative fellow for Senator John McCain (R-AZ). He has accumulated over 2000 hours in the F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet and was the Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) to fly the final F-14 Tomcat Demonstration. He can usually be found stuck in Washington, D.C., traffic.

Recent articles from Joe Ruzicka

Billy Hurley III, right, acknowledges the gallery in front of Tiger Woods after winning the Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Leadership
More Athletes Should Be Like Pro Golfer And Navy Vet Billy Hurley
U.S. Naval Academy graduate Billy Hurley’s recent storybook victory is a far cry from what we often see today in both American culture and sports.
Navy’s Keenan Reynolds accepts the Most Valuable Player trophy for Navy’s 44-28 victory over Pittsburgh in the 2015 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., Dec. 28, 2015.
News
Does Navy QB Keenan Reynolds Have A Real Shot At The NFL?
The chances of Reynolds being drafted into the NFL are starting to look fairly promising.
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News
Army And Navy Basketball Set To Square Off Under The Big Lights In Madison Square Garden
The path to the NCAA tournament for both Army and Navy basketball runs through Madison Square Garden on Jan. 23.
U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen quarterback Ricky Dobbs watches the clock wind down on the academy's 35-13 victory over the University of Missouri Tigers at the 2009 Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on Dec. 31, 2009.
Community
This Former Navy QB Is Setting Himself Up For A Post-Military NFL Career
Ricky Dobbs balances military service with dreams of playing in the NFL.
Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds runs the ball as Army defends during the 115th Army-Navy football game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Dec. 13, 2014.
News
Here’s What To Expect In This Year’s Army-Navy Game
Here are some of the key matchups expected in the Dec. 12 game.
Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds warms up before the start of an NCAA college football game against Memphis Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Community
Why Navy Quarterback Keenan Reynolds Deserves The Heisman Trophy
Here's why Keenan Reynolds deserves to be considered for the Heisman Trophy.
Navy cornerback Kwazel Bertrand, left, tackles Air Force runningback Jacobi Owens in the fourth quarter of Air Force's 30-21 victory in an NCAA college football game at Air Force Academy, Colorado, Oct. 4, 2014.
News
4 Reasons Navy–Air Force Is A Better Football Rivalry Than Army–Navy
While Army–Navy is the traditional service academy football rivalry, Navy–Air Force is a much better contest.
Army quarterback Angel Santiago finds an opening against the Midshipmen defense during the first quarter of the 115th Army-Navy football game, played at Baltimore’s M & T Bank Stadium Dec. 13, 2014.
Community
What The Army-Navy Matchup Could Mean For College Football
If everything goes right, the Army-Navy game could serve as a flashpoint for us to reevaluate college football.
Navy long snapper Joe Cardona warms up before the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Community
When Can Service Academy Grads Play Pro Sports?
The Department of Defense needs a new policy toward service academy athletes who have the opportunity to play professional sports.