2014 U.S. Naval Institute History Conference

Leaders in Action: Ordinary People Doing The Extraordinary

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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, Author of Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal; Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS HOUSTON ; The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and President, Hornfischer Literary Management (Confirmed)
9:45AM - 10:00AMBreak
10:00AM - 11:30AMPanel - Beyond the Call of Duty:  A Conversation with Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Moderator: Dr. Joseph Thomas, USNA Class of '61 Professor of Leadership Education and Editor, Leadership Embodied (Confirmed)
    • Panelist: LT Thomas Norris, USN (Ret.), Medal of Honor recipient, Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient for Vietnam War (Confirmed)
    • Panelist: Mr. Clinton Romesha, former Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Medal of Honor, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient for actions during the War in Afghanistan (Confirmed)
    • Panelist: Cpl Hershel "Woody" Williams, USMC (Ret.), Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipient for actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima, World War II (Confirmed)
11:30AM - 12:00PMBreak
12:00PM - 1:20PMLuncheon Keynote
1:20PM - 1:30PMBreak
1:30PM - 3:00PMPanel - Heroic Perseverance: A Conversation with Wounded Warriors
3:00PM - 3:15PMClosing Remarks