Chief of Naval Operations to Speak at National Press Club, Nov. 16

Nov 02, 2012, 15:37 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, will speak at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon, November 16. With fewer ships, horses and bayonets since 1916, Greenert will discuss the state of the Navy today as well as its strategy to augment naval operations in the Asia-Pacific. This region is home to five of the U.S.' seven treaty allies, six of the "G20" economies and many emerging partners with whom America is building networks of cooperation.


A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Admiral Greenert has commanded at all levels including the USS Honolulu, Commander Submarine Squadron Eleven, Commander Naval Forces Marianas, Commander U.S. Seventh Fleet, and Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

The nation's top Navy officer has also served in various fleet support and financial management positions, including Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities and Resources, Chief of Staff for the U.S. 7th Fleet, and most recently as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. Greenert is also a decorated member of the Navy having been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal six times and the Legion of Merit award four times.

The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.  Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2 p.m. Advance reservations should be made through (202) 662-7501 or  The cost of luncheon admission is $19 for National Press Club members, $30 for their guests, and $37 for the general public. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on  Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook at ( and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance and during the live event by sending them to @QNPCLunch on Twitter.  Or email a question in advance, type GREENERT in the subject line and send to before 10 a.m. on the day of event.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event.

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