Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
The Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership is hosting a discussion of the book at the US Naval Academy's Mahan Hall from 7-8pm on Thursday, September 27, 2012. All are welcome, but pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Charles Mello or LCDR Scott Larson.
Midshipmen benefit from exposure to the officers who have served in the crucible of war. Meeting young veterans face-to-face and hearing their poignant stories are the best methods to inspire ethical leaders. The Class of 2002 spent three years gathering stories of service and published with the Naval Institute Press to share the importance of the Naval Academy mission with America. The book brings to the forefront stories of USNA graduates and all those who served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the post-9/11 military.
Profiled authors from In the Shadow of Greatness are below and will be present at the event.
Rocky Checca: Marine aviator and CASEVAC pilot during three deployments to Iraq explains the trials of flying in combat and saving the lives of Marines and soldiers in harm's way.
Seth Lynn: Director of the Center for Second Service at The George Washington University, where he also serves as an adjunct professor. Seth graduated from the Naval Academy in 2002, and served for six years on active duty as an officer the Marine Corps, where he deployed to Okinawa, Iraq, and Kuwait, and participated in the Indonesian tsunami relief efforts. Seth continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve, and was recently selected for Major. In its September issue, Diplomatic Courier magazine named Seth one of the “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders."
Joshua W. Welle: USNA 2002 Class President and lead editor of In the Shadow of Greatness, served as an economic adviser in Afghanistan and is en-route to USS Whirlwind, where he will serve as commanding officer.
Meagan Varley: The last F-14 female aviator recounts her experiences deployed to Iraq and the challenges of earning her wings of gold.
Guests: Please be seated no later than 6:50pm. Parking on the yard is available to DoD personnel. There is a parking garage at 50 Gorman Street, Annapolis, MD or on the street near St. John's College. Enter through Gate 1 and walk past Captain's Row towards Mahan Hall.
There will be a reception in the Hart Room Auditorium for friends of the editors & authors, members of USNA 2002, staff, faculty, and midshipmen by invitation of the Stockdale Center.
Registration (required for attendance):