Tuesday, 2:15–3:40, May 1
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
Instructor: Vice Admiral Herman Shelanski
Coordinator: Jennifer Disano
Every day the US Navy is ready to fight at sea to deter aggression, peacefully resolve conflicts, and to protect America, our allies, and our partners from attack. The Navy does its mission on the surface of the water, in the depths of the ocean, in the air, with our special forces, and with the Marine Corps. We have amazing technology in our ships, aircraft, and advanced weapons systems. However, the real capability of our Navy, our secret weapon, is in the diversity of sailors and those who lead them. This lecture will discuss the life of the sailors and give a perspective of the leadership that serves them.
Vice Admiral Herman Shelanski is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, the Navy Nuclear Power School, the Naval Reactors Commanding Officer Nuclear Engineer Course, and the Naval War College. He became the 40th Naval Inspector General in 2015. At sea, he served as assistant navigator aboard USS Independence, and completed several deployments in the E-2C Hawkeye. He commanded the “Bluetails” aboard USS John C. Stennis, and the US 6th Fleet’s fighting command ship, USS La Salle. He commanded Carrier Strike Group 10 and the USS Harry S Truman. Ashore, Shelanski served as a NFO flight instructor; as an action officer on the Joint Staff, J6 Directorate for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers in Washington, DC; and as the air operations officer for the Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet in Bahrain. He most recently served on the OPNAV staff as the division director for assessments.