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Jay Crisfield '86

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Friday Knight Alumni Spotlight Q&A

Tell us about yourself. Where you live now, career, and/or family news. What have you been up to since you left Geneseo?
I live in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, with my wife Julia and two children. I retired from the U.S. Navy in 2020 after more that 30 years as a judge advocate.  I will start working at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, in 2021 as an international law subject matter expert.

What is the best thing about your current job?
The people I work with.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Italy (where I spent four years with the Navy).

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Let’s agree to be honest.

Do you collect anything?
Antique firearms.

What is your favorite family tradition?
Summertime historical trips.

What fashion or trend do you hope makes a comeback?
None

What is your favorite fast-food chain?
Wendy's

What is your favorite movie and why?
The Sand Pebbles, Steve McQueen’s best.

What is your favorite Geneseo memory?
Weekend nights at GJs.