Reception - 1130hrs
Luncheon - 1200hrs
Downtown Historic Philadelphia
VIGNITTESS OF MAJOR-GENERAL SMEDLEY D. BUTLER, USMC
Born in West Chester, PA in 1881, General Butler, saw action in the Philippines, China, Central America and France in World War I and was the most decorated Marine in US history receiving the Medal of Honor twice and the Marine Corp Brevet Medal. He also served for 2 years as the Director of Public Safety in Philadelphia during Prohibition tackling the notoriously corrupt police and fire departments.
Gerald Gallagher, a graduate of Holy Cross and the University of Virginia, served as Director of the Philadelphia Police Museum for 25 years. An independent scholar, he has been inducted into the Legion of Honor of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, the Pennsylvania and American Police Hall of Fame and is a founding member of the National Army Museum at Fort Belvoir. He was also a longtime friend of General Butler’s son, Thomas.
Downtown Historic Philadel[hia
HREE REVOLUTIONARY BATTLES ON THE DELAWARE RIVER
William Manthorpe, a graduate of the Naval Academy, served as a naval intelligence officer and as a Senior Executive in the Office of CNO and as Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence before retiring as a Captain. He subsequently lectured at Johns Hopkins, taught at the National War College and the National Intelligence College. He also has been researching, speaking and writing on the Naval Heritage of Delaware and has written 2 books: A Century of Service: The US Navy on Cape Henlopen, Lewes, Delaware 1898-1996 and Ships named Delaware: Those Who Built Them and Sailed in Them.
121st Anniversary of the Battle of Manila Bay
1130 hrs aboard USS Olympia
Lunch follows at Rope & Anchor Restaurant
Anti-Submarine Warfare in the Cold War
Chris Gleeson, a Founder Emeritus of Trinity Financial Partners in Berwyn, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and American College of Financial Services. Previously he spent 9 years as a Naval Aviator flying anti-submarine warfare missions in the North Atlantic. By 1990 the Soviet Union had a submarine force of 260 boats, many missile equipped with nuclear weapons, presenting a significant threat to United States national security. Our aircraft carrier Hunter Killer/ Anti- Submarine Warfare (ASW) groups played a major role in countering that threat. Today, the submarine forces of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea pose an even more challenging threat requiring ongoing ASW vigilance.
Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strateg
Naval War College
WINSTON CHURCHILL, NAVAL POWER
AND THE GREAT WAR: LESSONS FOR TODAY
Dr. Seth Cropsey is Director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower. A
graduate of Harvard-St. George’s School, St. John’s College and Boston College, he
worked for Fortune Magazine, then as Assistant to Secretary of Defense Caspar
Weinberger and subsequently as Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy in the Reagan and
Bush Administrations. Since 1994, he has worked for the Heritage Foundation,
American Enterprise Institute, the George C. Marshall European Center, Greenberg
Traurig, and George W. Bush Administration.
His articles have been published by Commentary, Foreign Affairs, The Public Interest,
National Review, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. His first book, Mayday, was
a wakeup call for naval unpreparedness as is his current book, Seablindness.
Additionally, he retired from the Naval Reserve as Lieutenant Commander.
For more information or to make a reservation, please email the Commander, Jonathan C. Jones at email@example.com .
Secretary of the Navy (1981-987)
Winning the Cold War at Sea
When Ronald Reagan took office in January 1981, the United States and NATO
were losing the Cold War. The USSR had superiority in conventional weapons and
manpower in Europe, and had embarked on a massive program to gain naval
preeminence. But Reagan already had a plan to end the Cold War without armed
conflict. Reagan led a bipartisan Congress to restore American command of the
seas by building the navy back to six hundred major ships and fifteen aircraft
carriers. He adopted a bold new strategy to deploy the growing fleet to northern
waters around the periphery of the Soviet Union and demonstrate that the NATO
fleet could sink Soviet submarines, defeat Soviet bomber and missile forces, and
strike aggressively deep into the Soviet homeland if the USSR attacked NATO in
Central Europe. New technology in radars, sensors, and electronic warfare made
ghosts of American submarines and surface fleets. The United States proved that it
could effectively operate carriers and aircraft in the ice and storms of Arctic waters,
which no other navy had attempted. The Soviets, suffocated by this naval strategy,
were forced to bankrupt their economy trying to keep pace. Shortly thereafter the
Berlin Wall fell, and the USSR disbanded. In “Oceans Ventured”, John Lehman
reveals for the first time the untold story of the naval operations that played a major
role in winning the Cold War.
Sister Organization Event
62 Battleship Pl, Camden, New Jersey 08103
10 AM – 11 AM
The Battleship will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey into the United States Navy with a ceremony on the forecastle on Wed., May 23 at 10am.
WWII veterans and other VIPs will say a few words. The rencelty reinstalled Quad 40 Gun will be officially dedicated. We will also have music, dedicate a new gun to the ship's arsenal and even share cake with all in attendance at this free ceremony.
Click here for pictures of this event.
Saturday, 28 April 2018
Commenoration and Tour Aboarrd USS Olympia
Luncheon: Rope and Anchor Restaurant
"And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
"I served in the United States Navy.” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, US Navy Lieutenant & 35th President of the United States