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2014 U.S. Naval Institute History Conference


The 2014 Naval History Conference is hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy
with support from The William M. Wood Foundation.

The conference will take place October 1, 2014 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

The day-long conference, Leaders in Action: Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary,
will trace historical examples of heroism as well as modern accounts of courage, perseverance and achievement. 

Registration to attend.

Driving Directions to the U.S. Naval Academy  

Shuttle service will be offered between Alumni Hall on the Naval Academy yard and the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Personal vehicles WILL NOT be permitted on the U.S. Naval Academy campus.

Directions to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium:

FROM POINTS NORTH:
From I-95-South exit onto I-695-East and then take the I-97-South exit. Follow I-97 south until it merges into Route 50 East toward Annapolis. Take Exit 24, Rowe Blvd, and bear right (south) at the bottom of the exit ramp. Follow directions "From Route 50" below.

FROM POINTS SOUTH:
Take I-95-North, MD Route 2 North or U.S. Route 301 North to Route 50. Travel east to Annapolis. Take Exit 24, Rowe Blvd, and bear right (south) at the bottom of the exit ramp and then follow directions "From Route 50" below.

FROM POINTS WEST:
Follow Route 50 East from Washington, D.C. towards Annapolis. Take Exit 24, Rowe Blvd, and bear right (south) at the bottom of the exit ramp. Then follow directions "From Route 50" below.

FROM POINTS EAST:
Follow Route 50 West toward Annapolis to Exit 24B, Rowe Blvd and follow the directions "From Route 50" below.

FROM ROUTE 50:
From route 50, follow Rowe Blvd to a right turn at the second stop light onto Taylor Ave and follow the signs to a right turn into the Blue Parking Lot.

Please tell the attendant that you will be attending the "2013 Naval History Conference" and your parking will be free of charge.

All visitors over the age of 16 must have a valid government issued picture ID.

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The 2014 Naval History Conference will be held at Alumni Hall on the U.S. Naval Academy Campus.

Registration is required to attend the 2014 Naval History Conference.

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              Leaders in Action: Ordinary People Doing The Extraordinary

              Wednesday, October 1, 2014
              TimeTitle
              8:00AM - 8:50AMContinental Breakfast
              8:55AM - 9:05AMWelcome Remarks
              9:05AM - 9:45AMMorning Keynote - Heroism at Sea: Commander Ernest Evans at the Battle of Leyte Gulf
              • Keynote: Mr. James D. Hornfischer, President, Hornfischer Literary Management, naval historian, and award-winning author (Confirmed)
              9:45AM - 10:00AMBreak
              10:00AM - 11:30AMPanel - Beyond the Call of Duty:  A Conversation with Medal of Honor Recipients
              11:30AM - 12:00PMBreak
              12:00PM - 1:20PMLuncheon Keynote - Courage and Culture, Portraits of Modern Activism
              • Keynote: The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor; Denning Professor, Global Business and the Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Professor of Political Science, Stanford University; Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, Hoover Institution; Denning Director, Global Business and the Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Founding Partner, RiceHadleyGates (Invited)
              1:20PM - 1:30PMBreak
              1:30PM - 3:00PMPanel - Heroic Perseverance: A Conversation with Wounded Warriors
              • Moderator: Gen John R. Allen, USMC (Ret.), former Commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (Confirmed)
                • Panelist: EOD1 Chris Andrieu, USN, (Confirmed)
                • Panelist: Capt Matt Lampert, USMC, Company Commander, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion and USNA Class of '06 (Confirmed)
                • Panelist: LT Jason Redman, USN (Ret.), former SEAL, U.S. Navy and Founder and Executive Director, Wounded Wear , Author of The Trident, the Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader (Confirmed)
                • Panelist: Mr. Bradley Snyder, USNA Class of '06, former Lieutenant, U.S. Navy,and U.S. Paralympic Swimmer (Invited)
                • Panelist: 2LT Melissa Stockwell, USA (Ret.), 2008 Paralympian, 3-Time Paratriathlon World Champion, Certified Prsthetist, and Member of the Board of Directors, Wounded Warrior Project (Invited)
                • Panelist: 1LT Nick Vogt, USA, LEAD Division, Leadership, Ethics, Law Department, U.S. Naval Academy (Invited)
              3:00PM - 3:15PMClosing Remarks

              Mr. James D. Hornfischer

              Keynote

              President, Hornfischer Literary Management, naval historian, and award-winning author

              (Confirmed)

              EOD1 Chris Andrieu, USN

              Panelist

              (Confirmed)

              Gen John R. Allen, USMC (Ret.)

              Moderator

              former Commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan

              (Confirmed)

              SSG Ty Michael Carter, USA

              Panelist

              Medal of Honor recipient, Purple Heart recipient for War in Afghanistan

              (Invited)

              Ty Michael Carter was born in Spokane, Wash., in January 1980, and moved to California’s Bay Area in 1981. In 1991, his family moved back to Spokane, where he graduated from North Central High School in 1998.

              Carter enlisted in the Marine Corps Oct. 13 1998, and attended the Marine Corps Combat Engineer School. He later served in Okinawa, Japan, as an intelligence clerk. Carter showed promise in weapons’ marksmanship and was sent to Primary Marksmanship Instructor School in 1999. He served two short training deployments; one to San Clemente Island, Calif., and the other to Egypt, for Operation Bright Star. Carter was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Oct. 12, 2002.

              After his enlistment, Carter enrolled in college and studied biology at Los Medonos Community College in California. After his first daughter’s birth and some time traveling the United States, Carter realized he was destined for further service in the military.

              Carter enlisted in the U.S. Army Jan. 3, 2008, to attend the Cavalry Scout Basic Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. In April 2008, he was sent to Fort Carson, Colo., to join 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

              In May of 2009, Carter deployed for 12 months to Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. In October 2010, Carter was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., and joined Alpha Troop, 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. In May 2012, he deployed to Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

              In addition to the Medal of Honor, Carter’s military awards include the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Navy/Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with two campaign stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 2 device), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. He is also authorized to wear the Valorous Unit Award and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.

              Carter is currently stationed as a staff noncommissioned officer with the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He lives in Washington State with his wife, Shannon, and their three children.

              LCDR Dan Cnossen, USN

              Panelist

              USNA Class of '02, U.S. Navy Seal Team and U.S. Paralympic Nordic Skier

              (Invited)

              CAPT Thomas Jerome Hudner Jr., USN (Ret.)

              Panelist

              USNA Class of '46, former naval aviator, Medal of Honor recipient for Korean War

              (Invited)

              Mr. Andrew Kinard

              Panelist

              USNA Class of ’05; former 2ndLt, U.S. Marine Corps and former President, Wounded Warrior Project

              (Invited)

              Capt Matt Lampert, USMC
              Capt Matt Lampert, USMC

              Panelist

              Company Commander, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion and USNA Class of '06

              (Confirmed)

              Captain Matt Lampert was born on March 11, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 1998.  Upon completion of Recruit Training and the Basic Rifleman’s Course he served as a Radio Operator and Scout/Sniper Team Leader with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment.  While with the battalion Sergeant Lampert completed two deployments to Okinawa and a deployment to Cuba.

               

              In June 2002 Sergeant Lampert was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and entered the United States Naval Academy with the class of 2006.  Upon graduation Lieutenant Lampert completed the Basic School and Infantry Officers Course before joining 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in April 2007. In September 2007 Lieutenant Lampert completed selection for assignment to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.  

              In December 2007 Lieutenant Lampert attached to Battalion Landing Team 2d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment as the unit’s Light Armored Reconnaissance detachment commander.  In May 2008 Lieutenant Lampert deployed to the Western Pacific and Middle East with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  Upon return in November 2008 Lieutenant Lampert assumed Command of Company A, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion.  

              In June 2009 Lieutenant Lampert was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion.  Upon completion of the Individual Training Course in February 2010 Lieutenant Lampert assumed command of Marine Special Operations Team 8133.  Captain Lampert deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in August 2010.  Upon return from deployment Captain Lampert was assigned as the Executive Officer for Marine Special Operations Company C. From May to December 2012 the company deployed again to Afghanistan.  In Janaury 2014 the company deployed to the Western Pacific in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM-PHILIPPINES and other Theater Security Cooperation missions.

              Captain Lampert currently serves as the Commanding Officer of Marine Special Operations Company C.

              Captain Lampert’s personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and Gold Star in lieu of second award, the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star in lieu of third award and the Army Achievement Medal.

              LT Thomas Norris, USN (Ret.)

              Panelist

              Medal of Honor recipient, Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient for Vietnam War

              (Invited)

              LT Jason Redman, USN (Ret.)
              LT Jason Redman, USN (Ret.)

              Panelist

              former SEAL, U.S. Navy and Founder and Executive Director, Wounded Wear , Author of The Trident, the Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader

              (Confirmed)

              LT Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent 11 years as an enlisted SEAL.  Jason headed to Old Dominion University in August of 2001, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.  He completed his time with the Hampton Roads Naval ROTC as Student Battalion Commanding Officer before he was commissioned in May of 2004 as a Naval SEAL Officer.

              In May of 2006, he graduated from the grueling US Army Ranger School and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq the following year.   On September 13, 2007 while acting as Assault Force Commander to capture an Al Qaeda High Value Individual, LT Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight.

              While recovering at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, LT Redman hung a bright orange sign on his door, which became a statement for wounded warriors everywhere.  This sign gained national recognition and now hangs in the Wounded Ward at the Bethesda Medical Center.  After 37 surgeries, Jason uses his positive attitude to motivate others and to continue to raise awareness of the sacrifices of America’s military forces and their families.   This drive led him to create Wounded Wear, a Non-Profit organization designed to provide clothing kits and clothing modifications to America’s wounded warriors, and to promote awareness throughout the country of the sacrifices that wounded service members have made in the name of freedom.

              In Jason’s spare time he speaks across the country spreading his message of life, inspiration, and shedding light on the sacrifices that enable the Freedoms of our country.  He has spoken to many great organizations including the Marriott Corporation, the NFL Cincinnati Bengals, and even giving a speech to the US Men’s 2010 Olympic Hockey team prior to their first game. He was recognized in November of 2009 by his alma mater Old Dominion University with their prestigious Alumni Service Award and was a 2010 recipient of the Hope and Courage award. The Hampton Roads community and Wendy’s recognized him with their Military Hero award in 2013.  In December of 2013, Jason was awarded the 2013 Still Serving Veteran of the Year Award

              In July 2010, Jason joined three other wounded service members and reached the summit of Mount Rainier as a testament to wounded warriors and all Americans that there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome if you have the drive, the determination, and the tenacity to rise above. 

              His personal military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), and Combat Action Ribbon (two awards).

              In November of 2013, Jason with help of acclaimed writer John R. Bruning released, The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader.

              The Honorable Condoleezza Rice

              Keynote

              former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor; Denning Professor, Global Business and the Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Professor of Political Science, Stanford University; Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, Hoover Institution; Denning Director, Global Business and the Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Founding Partner, RiceHadleyGates

              (Invited)

              Mr. Bradley Snyder

              Panelist

              USNA Class of '06, former Lieutenant, U.S. Navy,and U.S. Paralympic Swimmer

              (Invited)

              2LT Melissa Stockwell, USA (Ret.)

              Panelist

              2008 Paralympian, 3-Time Paratriathlon World Champion, Certified Prsthetist, and Member of the Board of Directors, Wounded Warrior Project

              (Invited)

              CPT William Swenson, USA

              Panelist

              Medal of Honor recipient, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient for Iraq War and War in Afghanistan

              (Invited)

              Dr. Joseph Thomas
              Dr. Joseph Thomas

              Moderator

              USNA Class of '61, Professor of Leadership Education and Editor, Leadership Embodied

              (Confirmed)

              Cpl Hershel Woodrow Williams, USMC (Ret.)

              Panelist

              Medal of Honor recipient and Purple Heart recipient for Battle of Iwo Jima

              (Confirmed)

              1LT Nick Vogt, USA

              Panelist

              LEAD Division, Leadership, Ethics, Law Department, U.S. Naval Academy

              (Invited)


               
               

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