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Institutions do not exist and excel simply because they "are." They must be nurtured by dedicated individuals that find the right combination of stewardship and intellectual curiosity to ensure they continue to carry out their mission and leave a more viable entity for those who follow.
It must be informed by the past, though not shackled to it. It must be true to its nature, but not ossified in its operation. It must be ready for the future, but clearheaded on how to get there.
For the maritime professional in the United States, there is a rather unique institution that really has no counterpart here or in other nations; the United States Naval Institute. Our guest for the first half of the hour will be USNI's CEO, Vice Admiral Peter Daly, USN (Ret). He will be with us to discuss USNI's place in the maritime security arena and how ideas and concepts today inform and influence the direction of our Navy.
For the second half of the hour, we will shift focus back with Ensign Chris O’Keefe, USN who is the producer of the United States Naval Academy podcast series, A History of the Navy in 100 Objects, that uses objects from the Naval Academy's museum to help tell the story of our Navy and the nation it serves.
Join Host Ken McClenton as he delves into the cultural, religious and social foundations of conservatism with an unique Urban perspective. Mondays through Thursdays at 9:00 PM EST. CAPTAIN JOSEPH JOHN USN/FBI, (RET) USNA 1962 CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTOR COMBAT VETERANS FOR CONGRESS Listen on ACNation Radio Network [www.acnation.com] or TheExceptionalConservativeShow.com [http://theexceptionalconservativeshow.com/].
Our show today will have guests that have seamingly unrelated topics - but both are connected to one thing; getting the story of our Navy, its people, and its culture out to the larger population.
For the first half of the hour, we will have returning guest Stephen Phillips. Steve is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He began his naval career as a surface warfare officer on board USS Harlan County and USS San Jacinto. He then applied and was accepted into the Navy’s Special Operations community. He subsequently served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician at EOD Mobile Units Six, Eight, and Ten.
Steve is the author of the awarding-winning debut novel, Proximity, describes life as a Navy EOD Technician in the war on terrorism. His second novel, The Recipient’s Son, is a coming of age story that takes place at the U.S. Naval Academy in the late 80’s early 90’s.
Our guest for the second half of the hour will be LCDR Chris Servello, USN, director, Navy Newsdesk (OI-31) & Public Affairs Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
Chris will be here on his own behalf to dicuss the role of the PAO in today's media environment. We'll also discuss how someone becomes a PAO along with some of the misconceptions and surprising aspects of what a PAO does.
Looking back over the archive, this episode from May continues to be one of our most popular, and for good reason. Enjoy.
How do you intellectually prepare combat leaders? If you are given a young man or woman at 18, how do you best educate that person so they have the cultural, ethical, technical, and historical knowledge to make the right decisions for the right reasons, and lead others to do the same?
What are unchanged, timeless fundamentals, and what new things are coming over the horizon that today's Ensigns and Second Lieutenants need to have inculcated in to their intelect so they have the best foundation to become this nation's Admirals and Generals for the mid-21st Century?
Join milbloggers Sal from "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "Eaglespeak" and their two guests this Sunday to discuss this critically important subject.
Their guest for the first half of the hour will be Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller, USN, the 61st Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.
For the second half of the hour we will have Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, PhD, author, professor, nationally syndicated columnist, and the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
A pre-recorded best of with three of the authors we interviewed this year; James S. Robbins, Senior Editorial Writer for Foreign Affairs at the Washington Times on his book, "This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive."
David Sears' book on Navy Air in the Korean war with, "Such Men as These."
United States Naval Academy Professor Bruce Fleming's new book on one part of the culture battle, "Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide: What Each Side Must Know About the Other - And About Itself."
We will be back next week with a live 2-hour show, in addition to EagleOne and myself, we will have an expanded panel with Galrahn, Bryan McGrath, CAPT Henry J. Hendrix, Jr., USN, and LCDR Claude Berube, USNR.
Where does the Navy and Marine Corps grow the leaders of tomorrow? Well, a critical source is the United States Naval Academy.
Join Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "Eaglespeak" as they discuss educating tomorrow's leaders with three of those chartered with that task from Annapolis.
Our guests will be, Associate Professor Virginia Lunsford, History Department; Professor Steve Frantzich, Political Science Department; and Professor Bruce Fleming, English Department.
Associate Professor Virginia W. Lunsford is a specialist in maritime history, especially the history of piracy and privateering; Early Modern Europe; European expansion and colonialism; and The Netherlands. She currently teaches courses on “Warfare in the Age of Sail”; “The Golden Age of Piracy: Myth and Reality”; “The Buccaneers: A Case Study in Asymmetrical Warfare”; and “American Naval History.” She is the author of "Piracy and Privateering in the Golden Age Netherlands" (New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and is currently researching and writing "Dead Men Tell No Tales: A Cultural History of Piracy in the Modern Age" under contract with Routledge.
Steve Frantzich is Professor of Political Science at USNA where he was selected as the outstanding professor in 1990, runner-up as outstanding researcher in 2001 and as one of the first USNA Teaching Fellows in 2002. He is the author of over a dozen books, most recently Citizen Democracy: Citizen Activists in a Cynical Age (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and Cyberage Politics 101: Mobility, Technology and Democracy (Peter Lang Publishers, 2002).
Professor Bruce E. Fleming, specializes in Modernism, creative writing, and usable philosophy. A prolific author of books, articles, short stories and more, he will have two books coming out in 2010; "Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide," (Potomac Books, June 2010) and "Running is Life: Transcending the Crisis of Modernity," (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010).
As we get ready for another class of Midshipmen to graduate from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland - we have a chance to discuss with the leaders of tomorrow what brought them to Annapolis; what they gained from it; and what they see going forward as they serve their nation.
EagleOne and I will have guests from the Class of '09 and '10 to talk about that and more.
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