"I was always cheering my guys on, always texting them if someone went down, ask how they were doing, keep their heads up, if someone was released whatever it may be," Griffin said. "I always stayed in contact with those guys."
"now rivals in artificial intelligence, in quantum computing, in biotechnology. ... The innovation ecosystem that they are building, right now, as we speak, is something that I hope we open our eyes to," he told Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller during Thursday's hearing.