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Mids at Work: Midshipman 1st Class Ben Putbrese

Posted on: February 15, 2013 08:00 EST by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Every week, we’ll give be giving you a glimpse of how the midshipmen leadership within the brigade manages their time and stays on top of their many commitments. Take a look at some of the tips, tricks and gadgetry used by our awesome mids to get things done and motivate others.

Name: Midshipmen 1st Class Ben Putbrese

Midshipman 1st Class Ben Putbrese

Brigade Position: Brigade Executive Officer

Current Mobile Device: Samsung flip phone that my brother handed down to me in high school

Current Computer: Issued tower and monitor

One word that describes how you work: Indefatigably

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without? Reddit

What do you listen to while you work? Goat Rodeo Sessions

How do you prioritize what to study? No prioritization necessary - just do all of the assignments from the day (then play video games)

How do you motivate your peers? Positive attitude and plenty of humor

What’s your best time-saving shortcut? Pack everything you need for the next day before getting in bed at night.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? “You’re only as happy as you want to be.” - my mom

What every day thing are you better at than anyone else? If I ever figure out what it is, I’ll get out of the Navy and do that for a living.

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