March 2012 Newsletter
When: Thursday, March 8
Time: Noon to 2:00 pm
Where –Amenities room
Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave
Washington DC 20036
Guest Speaker: CAPT Evin Thompson USN.
Navy Special Warfare Branch Head, Expeditionary Warfare Division, Navy Staff.
Topic – History of the US Navy SEALs
Biography: Captain Evin Thompson is a native of Iowa. He was commissioned in 1982 and completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training with class 121 in 1983. He is a qualified Naval Special Warfare Officer and holds the qualification as a Joint Specialty Officer. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, and Armed Forces Staff College. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business from Webster University.
CAPT Thompson has served in a variety of Naval Special Warfare and Joint Special Operations assignments. He also served a tour as United Nations Observer in Lebanon which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as part of the United Nations Peace Keepers in 1987. He commanded Naval Special Warfare Unit FOUR, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, Pearl Harbor, HI and Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR, Little Creek, VA.*
* http://www.usni.org/events/2011-joint-warfighting-conference-exposition/speakers#speaker-7 871
Charge: $15.00, including sodas. Alcoholic beverages, $2.00 each.
Volunteers: As usual, we need a volunteer (or two) to run the bar.
RSVP (Include your affiliation) by noon on Wednesday March 7, 2012, to David Ward by calling 202-352-8550, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking: There is no parking at the Embassy. In addition to on street metered parking, nearby commercial parking facilities are located behind and under the Airline Pilots Association (17th and Mass), and at 1500 Mass. Ave, NW.
2012 Membership dues of $30.00 are payable at the meeting. Alternatively, make your check payable to R&SL, and send it to Dave Ward, 2308 November Lane, Reston, VA, 20191.