Jack C. Taylor Conference Center

CEO Notes

July 2021
We have been enjoying a flurry of new support as construction of the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center nears completion. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
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Rising Concerns Over Defense Health Cuts

By Lieutenant General Pete Osman, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), and Master Chief Petty Officer Jim Herdt, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2021
One recent DHA initiative has generated serious concerns for all, especially active-duty service members and their families.

The Navy Must Hide in Plain Sight

By Lieutenant Commander Ryan Hilger, U.S. Navy
July 2021
Information Warfare Essay Contest—Second Prize Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton. To survive on the digital battlefield, the Navy must embrace the cyber principle of steganography.

Salting the Tail of a Soviet Sub

By A. Denis Clift
July 2021
As commander of Destroyer Squadron 2 in the Mediterranean, then-Captain Odale D. “Muddy” Waters recalls attempting to hold down a Soviet submarine caught spying on a replenishment formation.

The Navy and Racial Justice: What We Owe

By Commander Wolf Melbourne, U.S. Navy
July 2021
If the Navy does not act with urgency on diversity initiatives, efforts such as Task Force One Navy will either fail or disappear into bureaucratic oblivion like each preceding effort.
Chinese Navy amphibious ship Changbai Shan

Prepare Now for War in the Pacific

By Congressman Michael Gallagher (R-Wisconsin)
July 2021
The window to prepare for war in the western Pacific is closing quickly. The United States must build and prepare naval forces that can deter or defeat China.

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