Colleagues: We apologize for the change in registration procedures and the temporary new locale for our NSF programs. We know that the RSVP mechanism is not accepting new reservations, so for those who wish to attend and haven’t signed up, please email Dr. Jim Megquier at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to have that by Tuesday evening. Please note that we can only accommodate registered attendees at this event. Ty
This is the final announcement for the presentation on….
The USS Zumwalt
The Navy’s Stealth Guided Missile Destroyer
Captain Scott Tait
The Sands, Friday August 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
The Guided Missile Destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), was conceived more than 20 years ago as a land attack ship, primarily to replace the Iowa-class battleships in supporting amphibious landings. A key part of its design charter included innovation in propulsion, weapons, signatures and manning. The program to design and build these ships has been turbulent, but the result is a warship with the most modern technologies integrated in a single hull since HMS Dreadnought went to sea in 1906!
The USS Zumwalt is the first of this new class of warships. Although originally designed with a primary focus on land attack, she is a multi-mission combatant with potent offensive capabilities against air, surface, subsurface and land targets. The Zumwalt will bring significant advantages in the Navy’s traditional missions of sea control and power projection.
Captain Scott Tait will discuss USS Zumwalt, the benefits her innovations are bringing to our Navy, and the way forward for these already-iconic warships. Tait is the Commanding Officer of the USS Zumwalt. His sea tours have included operations in the western and southern Pacific, Middle East, and Europe, as well as shore commands with the US European Command, the Pacific Fleet staff, and the Joint Staff (J5, Asia). He holds Masters degrees from Stanford University and from the US Naval War College.
Please join us for what will be a very interesting discussion. A full breakfast will be served ($15 Members, $25 Non-Members, and $10 for students with ID and military personnel in uniform; free for WWII Veterans). We recommend that you arrive by 8:30 to enjoy some breakfast, coffee and conversation.
Please RSVP by clicking HERE. For your convenience, we accept cash, check and credit card payments for both the breakfast and membership fees.