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Annual Blue Chip Dinner, December 18th at Royal Oaks CC
USNA Commandant to speak at Annual Alumni Association Chapter Event for Prospective Candidates.

Our annual Naval Academy Blue Chip Dinner will be held Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:30 PM at the Royal Oaks Country Club, 7915 Greenville Avenue, Dallas.  This event, hosting a number of outstanding candidates for admission to next year’s Plebe class, has been a major event for our chapter for over thirty consecutive years. These young men and women are top academic and athletic prospects who are in demand by other universities and academies.
The Blue Chip Dinner has been highly instrumental in influencing past prospects to select the Naval Academy.  This year we were able to schedule a date that allows local midshipmen on leave to attend and assist us in making a positive impression on these candidates.
We are honored this year to have as our featured speaker Colonel Steve Liszewski, USMC, Commandant of Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy.  Colonel Liszewski, class of ’90, will inspire these young men and women with his enthusiasm and knowledge of the mission and work of the Academy. Please see his official biography below.
Please note that the Blue Chip Dinner is intended to let designated Candidates meet Alumni, current Midshipmen, and parents from the Naval Academy family.  As such, seating priority will be given to those groups. We expect to reach our capacity for this event. We may not have capacity for non-official candidates or other interested parties. Purchase of seating for this event is subject to such constraints. 

Colonel Liszewski Biography:
Colonel Liszewski assumed his duties as the 86th Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in June 2015. He was raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1990.
Assigned as an artillery officer, Colonel Liszewski’s first tour in the operating forces was with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines (Rein) where he served as a forward observer, fire direction officer, liaison officer, guns platoon commander, executive officer, and regimental fire support coordinator for the Third Marine Regiment.  

As a Captain, he served as the fire support officer for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) for two deployments and later commanded Battery E, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines from 1998 to 2000, where he deployed with Battalion Landing Team 1/5 in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).  

As a Major in 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, he was the liaison officer, operations officer and executive officer.  In 2006, Colonel Liszewski assumed command of 1st Battalion, 12th Marines (Rein), where he deployed the unit  to Al Anbar Province, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. 

In 2011, Colonel Liszewski joined I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), where he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  Colonel Liszewski commanded the 11th Marine Regiment in the 1st Marine Division from 2012 to 2014.

Col Liszewski’s other staff assignments have included tours with Marine Forces Central Command (Forward) G-3, Marine Forces Pacific G-5 (War Plans), and the Joint Staff (J33, JODCENT).  In 2014, he served as a Commandant of the Marine Corps Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.

Colonel Liszewski is an honor graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, a distinguished graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College, and a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.  He has earned Master’s Degrees from the University of Canberra and the U.S. Naval War College.

Event Information
Friday, Dec 18 2015 at 6:30pm [ iCal ]
Royal Oaks Country Club
7915 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231

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