April 2015

The first LEAD Distinguished Speaker Event occurred on 20 April 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Marvin Center Amphitheater.  CCAS Dean Ben Vinson welcomed the audience, Dr. Clay Warren made the introductions, and ADM (ret.) Dennis Blair provided an inspiring and candid leadership talk and discussion with attendees.  As the first Director of National Intelligence appointed by President Obama, CINCPACFLT at the end of his naval career, and a graduate of the USNA class of 1968 (standing 2nd in the class), among other things, ADM Blair had a variety of leadership examples to support his talk entitled “Joint Force Leadership in the 21st Century.”  Following the event, a wine and cheese reception was held to give guests an opportunity to meet ADM Blair and mingle.