Institute Leaders Set Sail
Eleven participants in the Naval Institute’s “Leaders to Sea” initiative embarked in the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) for two days in mid-October during operations in the Atlantic. They were guests of U.S. Fleet Forces Command’s distinguished visitors program, which educates civilian leaders about the Navy’s role in national defense and showcases the dedication and capabilities of men and women serving in the Fleet.
During dinner in Norfolk, Virginia, the evening before the embarkation, Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, met with the Institute contingent and addressed the Fleet’s current capabilities. The next morning, participants flew aboard the Bush in a Navy C-2 Greyhound, making a tailhook landing. The group spent the afternoon observing flight operations, touring the ship, and meeting crew members. Their stem-to-stern tour continued the next day.