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September Chapter Lunch with Admiral Sam J. Locklear
   
New bigger location! Come join us at the Hilton Park Cities in Dallas for the September Chapter Luncheon featuring Admiral Sam J. Locklear. Meet and greet with one of our great alumni!

What an honor to have Admiral Sam J. Locklear as our Guest Speaker on September 21st!  Come listen to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation. 

Please note: Location was moved to a larger facility — the Hilton Park Cities in Dallas — as we expect a high turnout for this September Luncheon.

This event is a treat in several ways. Not only will we have Admiral Locklear, we'll have other leaders of the Alumni Association and Foundation to give us a brief update on some of the amazing things underway at the Naval Academy and the Alumni Association

The Hilton Park Cities is where we go for our higher-end events, and this is one of them. Come enjoy a "step up" from our normal lunch menu - butternut squash bisque, grilled chicken bistro salad with iceberg wedge, and the Hilton's signature cheesecake. All at our normal lunch price of $20 for ANY alumni, ANY member of a Parents Club, or ANY USNA Alumni Association SIG.   

 

About Admiral Sam J. Locklear

Admiral Locklear is the President of SJL Global Insights LLC, a global consulting firm specializing in a wide range of security and defense issues and initiatives. Today he serves on the Board of Directors of the Fluor Corporation and the National Committee on U.S. China Relations, is a Senior Advisor to the Center for Climate and Security and New York University's Center for Global Affairs, and is a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

In 2015 he retired from the US Navy after serving with distinction for over 39 years, including 15 years of service as a Flag Officer.  During his significant tenure, Admiral Locklear served as Commander U.S. Pacific Command (recently renamed to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command), Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, and Commander of NATO's Allied Joint Force Command. At these varied posts, ADM Locklear led these commands through major geopolitical developments around the world and helped prepare the U.S. for future challenges. 

As Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, the United States' oldest and largest geographic unified combatant command, he commanded all U.S. military forces operating across more than half the globe. He accurately assessed the rapidly changing geopolitical environment of the region, the most militarized area of the world, made significant advancements in how U.S. forces are postured for crisis or contingency, and was instrumental in addressing the growing global cyber challenges in the regions. 

As Commander U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa, Admiral Locklear managed the U.S. Navy's relationships with all key navies throughout the two continents, developing key partnership capabilities and capacities. To protect U.S. interests abroad and to halt the spread of terrorism in the regions he successfully commanded all maritime aspects of Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Europe and Africa. 

As Commander of NATO's Allied Joint Force Command, he provided operational level command and oversight of NATO's ongoing stability operations in Kosovo and NATO's training mission in Iraq, and was a primary architect of NATO's twenty-first century command structure.  

A nuclear qualified surface warfare officer, Admiral Locklear's numerous commands at sea included the US Navy's Third Fleet, USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Destroyer Squadron Two, and the Spruance class destroyer, USS Leftwich (DD 984). Ashore he served as the Director of the Navy Staff, the 78th Commandant of Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy, and head of the Navy programming and assessment divisions where he oversaw the programming of the annual Navy budget of over 125 billion dollars.  

Admiral Locklear is a 1977 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, a 1992 graduate of the National Defense University's Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and hold a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the George Washington University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and decorations from South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Australia and France.



Cost:

Pre-register online (deadline: Thu, Sep 20 at 5:00pm): $20 members of any USNA Alumni Chapter, Parents' Club members or SIG (Shared Interest Group) member/$35 non-members

Afterwards, tickets at the door will be $30 members/$45 non-members

 


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Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Friday, Sep 21 2018 at 11:30am - 1:00pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
Hilton Park Cities
5954 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

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