Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dr. Edward J. Marolda will present "Strategic Direction of the Air War"

Silver Wings Over Washington
President: VADM Robert Dunn, USN (Ret.); Vice-President: MG Joe Anderson, USMC (Ret.); Treasurer: R.N. Jurgenson; Secretary: Chuck Clopton

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The March 2015 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
is scheduled for
THURSDAY, MARCH 19th, 2015
at the

Our distinguished featured speaker
Dr. Edward J. Marolda
will present
"Strategic Direction of the Air War" 
an examination of military and civilian decisions 
in Vietnam and their consequences

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Dr. Edward J. Marolda is a prominent naval historian and an authority on the 
U.S. Navy’s involvement in the Vietnam War. He served as a U.S. Army officer 
in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, directing combat resupply convoys in the
Saigon region. After his military service he joined the staff of the Naval 
Historical Center (now the Naval History and Heritage Command) in 
Washington D.C. and by the time of his retirement in 2008 held the positions 
of Director of Naval History (Acting) and Senior Historian of the Navy. His 
educational accomplishments include a BA in History from Pennsylvania Military 
College (1967), an MA at Georgetown University in European Diplomatic 
History (1971), and a Ph.D in American History at George Washington 
University (1990). He is an active member of the U.S. Commission on Military 
History, the Society for Military History and the North American Society for 
Oceanic History and has taken part in numerous historical activities in the United 
States and abroad. He currently teaches a course on the United States and China 
during the Cold War at Georgetown University. Dr. Marolda has authored, 
coauthored, or edited 15 books on the history of the U.S. Navy, with a focus on 
the Cold War in Asia, including Vol. II in the official series The United States 
Navy and the Vietnam ConflictBy Sea, Air, and Land: A History of the US Navy 
and the War in Southeast Asia; Carrier Operations in the Bantam Vietnam 
series;Operation End Sweep; and Ready Seapower: A History of the U.S. Seventh 

Dr. Marolda's illustrated presentation, "Strategic Direction of the Air War,"
will focus on how President's Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon and
their civilian and military advisors designed and conducted the costly and
ultimately unsuccessful air war against North Vietnam from 1964 to 1973,
an experience with relevance to current American overseas actions.

Book covers of Dr. Marolda's various publications:

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  Product Details  Operation End Sweep: A History of Minesweeping Operations in North Vietnam

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who have pioneered, excelled and contributed to the world of aviation. We encourage 
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and achievements of our distinguished members and speakers. In the past we have 
hosted prominent speakers who presented both contemporary and historical topics 
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Agenda for Thursday, March 19th, 2015
2015 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
           East Gate: 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
           West Gate: 2400 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
           Parking: Complimentary Parking
Area:   Fort Richardson Room, 3rd Floor
Cost:   $36.00, pre-pay or pay at the entrance
Date:   THURSDAY, March 19th, 2015
1100:   Doors Open, Networking Time
1150:   Pledge of Allegiance
1155:   Blessing
1200: Selected plated  entrée  and dessert served
1255:   President Bob Dunn introduces the speaker
1300:   Speaker: Dr. Edward J. Marolda. 
1345:   Questions from the Audience
1400:   Conclusion of the 2015 March Speakers Events Serie

Note: We need a firm count by Monday, 8pm, March 16th for the ANCC.  The ANCC 
charges for each walk-in an additional $4 per person, so save the ANCC fee 
and RSVP with Ron David, 202.907.214

Join us on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 and let's have a great turn out!

Respectfully yours,

Ron David
skype: metopower
WDC: 202.333.8707
Cell:   202.907.3241