Ted Carter, of Lincoln, is president of the University of Nebraska, a role he has held since January 2020. As president, he leads a four-campus university system that includes four campuses and enrolls almost 50,000 students. Before coming to Nebraska, Carter was superintendent of his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy. His 38-year military career includes more than 6,300 flying hours, 125 combat missions and the American record for carrier-arrested landings.
A nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is 1,090 feet long, displaces more than 100,000 tons of water and is powered by propellers the size of a two-story house. It carries 5,500 crew and 80 combat planes. Standing on the flight deck, you’re 60 feet above the waterline. I’ve been privileged to see these vessels up close and […]