Adm. Thomas C. Lynch is executive chairman of NewDay USA, a VA home mortgage company serving active service members and military veterans. He retired from the U.S. Navy after a decorated 31-year career. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Lynch served as commander of the Eisenhower Battle Group during Operation Desert Shield, as superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from 1991 to 1994 and as director of the Navy Staff at the Pentagon from 1994 to 1995. As a midshipman, he captained the 1963 Navy Cotton Bowl team with teammate and Heisman Award-winning quarterback Roger Staubach.