News Article Release
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
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.