Lectures of Opportunity: "Pillar to Pillory"

Conolly Hall at the U.S. Naval War College

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Sep. 16, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Conolly Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

U.S. Naval War College, LOO Coordinator

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Concerning Trends with regards to Maritime Insecurities

It is a commonly asked question, why does the Navy fire commanding officers? Captain Junge identified over 1500 post-World War II incidents to find out why, and whether the Navy’s actions are new, or a tradition as old as the country itself. From the ship that delivered the atomic bomb but lost 800 sailors to sharks, through Tailhook and the drunken debauchery that marked a generation of officers, to the 2017 Pacific Fleet collisions that took seventeen lives, he learned that the Navy’s treasured ideal of accountability is a well-meaning concept now romanticized by the inexperienced and used to maintain control over the Navy and it’s heritage. This is the story of how one of the Nation’s most revered institutions lost its way and the plan to get her back on track.

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Lectures of Opportunity offer U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn more about national and international socio-political subjects that may be of relevance to the NWC community.

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