USS EISENHOWER AWARD WINNERS VISIT DC
The 2011 Leadership Award Winners from the USS EISENHOWER came to Washington, DC as part of the Aircraft Carrier Leadership Award Winners Program sponsored by the Stennis Center. Two awards are presented annually to individuals who most exemplify the exceptional vision, integrity, courage, commitment to duty, and hard work that marked the career of President Dwight D. Eisenhower – the Five Star Award is presented to an outstanding Officer and the Waging Peace Award is presented to an outstanding Chief/Senior Chief/Master Chief Petty Officer.
STENNIS FELLOWS CONDUCT ROUNDTABLE
The Stennis Fellows of the 112th Congress met on January 30, 2012 at the Freedom Forum in Washington, D.C. to discuss the role of the media and technology in political polarization. The Fellows met with Deborah Potter, executive director of NewsLab, and Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
NIMITZ AND TRUMAN PROSPECTIVE COMMANDING OFFICERS ON CAPITOL HILL
The Stennis Center’s Connecting Carriers to Congress Program brings Prospective Commanding Officers of nuclear aircraft carriers to Capitol Hill for an opportunity to develop mutual understanding between civilian leaders in Congress and the main Fleet units. Recently, as part of this program, Captains Robert Roth and Jeffrey Ruth, incoming Prospective Commanding Officers of the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN and USS NIMITZ, respectively, met with Congressional staff and staff of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
USS ENTERPRISE AWARD WINNERS VISIT DC
Leadership award recipients from the USS ENTERPRISE and their families visited Washington, D.C. November 14-15, 2011 as part of the Stennis Center’s Aircraft Carrier Leadership Awards Program. They are pictured here at the Pentagon with Admiral James A Winnefeld, Jr, Vice Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff.
NEW SENATORS MEET NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS
General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the guest at a dinner discussion held on Monday, November 7, 2011, in the U.S. Capitol. The event, one of a series led by Senator Jack Reed and Senator Roger Wicker, brings together leaders of the military and first-term Senators and is part of the Stennis Center’s ongoing Civil-Military Leadership Program. The discussion covered a wide-range of national security issues that are currently under consideration in Washington.
SOUTHERN WOMEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE: OKLAHOMA ROUNDTABLE
A bipartisan group of women leaders from Oklahoma gathered on October 28-29, 2011 in Norman, Oklahoma Norman to discuss the progress women have made in breaking down barriers and the efforts needed to continue to strengthen women’s leadership in politics. The Stennis Center partnered with the Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Carl Albert Center for Congressional Research and Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
STENNIS FELLOWS HOLD ROUNDTABLE
The Stennis Congressional Staff Fellows held their first roundtable discussion on Monday, October 31, 2011 at the National Archives. The 112th Congress Fellows are looking at how Congress can move beyond polarization in order to best serve the American people. This session was devoted to examining the history of polarization in the Congress and the Fellows discussed the topic with former U.S. Representative Mickey Edwards, Emory University Professor Alan Abramowitz, and University of Texas (Austin) Professor Sean Theriault. Future roundtables are planned to focus on other aspects of the polarization issue.
CONNECTING CARRIERS AND CONGRESS
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia met with Commander Randy Van Rossum with Naval Reactors (left) and the Prospective Commanding Officer of the USS CARL VINSON, Captain Kent “Torch” Whalen (right), as part of the Stennis Center’s program Connecting Carriers and Congress. The program brings the Prospective Commanding Officers of the nuclear aircraft carriers, who are in Washington, DC for a five-week nuclear refresher course, to Capitol Hill for an opportunity to develop mutual understanding between civilian leaders in Congress and the main Fleet units. The USS VINSON (CVN 70) is the third U.S. Navy Nimitz class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a former congressman from Georgia.
USS CARL VINSON LEADERSHIP WINNERS IN D.C.
The 2011 USS CARL VINSON leadership award winners, their captain and spouses were in the nation's capital October 23-26 as part of the Stennis Center's Aircraft Carrier Leadership Awards Program. Included in their activities were visits to the Pentagon, The Washington Navy Yard, where they met with Admiral Kirk Donald, Director, Navy Nuclear Propulsion, and the U.S. Capitol, where they visited the offices of several Members of Congress and toured the U.S. Senate chamber.
CONGRESS TO CAMPUS PROGRAM SENDS FORMER MEMBERS TO COLLEGES
Former Congressmen David R. Minge (D-MN) and Peter Torkildsen (R-MA) visited students at Millersville University in Pennsylvania on October 2-4, 2011 as part of the Congress to Campus program.