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Marine Week Cleveland Speaker Series

Brigadier General Vincent R. Stewart, Director of Marine Corps Intelligence to speak at The City Club February 15 @ 7:45am

CLEVELAND, OH – The United States Marine Corps, in partnership with the City of Cleveland, Ohio, is proud to present the second installment of the Marine Week Cleveland Speaker Series. On Wednesday, February 15, Brigadier General Vincent R. Stewart, Director of Marine Corps Intelligence will discuss “African American Contributions to the National Defense” at the City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue at 7:45 a.m.

As the Director of Marine Corps Intelligence, Brig. Gen. Stewart is responsible for the plans, programming, budgets, and staff supervision of Intelligence and supporting activities within the United States Marine Corps. The General oversees a staff that is accountable for Geospatial Intelligence, Advanced Geospatial Intelligence, Signals Intelligence, Human Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and ensures there is a single synchronized strategy for the development of the Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Enterprise.

Also scheduled to attend this Speaker Series are Tuskegee Airmen Roy Richardson of the 100th Fighter Squadron and Thomas Austin of the 99th Fighter Squadron. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military aviators in the United States armed forces, and served with distinction during World War II.

The Marine Week Cleveland Speaker Series brings senior Marine Corps leadership to Cleveland to discuss current, relevant topics to the Nation.  Continuing in March and through Marine Week Cleveland in June, the Speaker Series will focus on a variety of issues including Women Leadership within the Marine Corps, NATO in the 21st Century, the next chapter of NASA space exploration, as well as the Importance of Diversity in the Military, and innovative medical developments assisting returning wounded warriors.

This program is open to the public.  Ticket fee: $20 for individuals; $200 for a table of 8.  Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.  For more information or to make a reservation visit www.cityclub.org or call 216.621.0082.

About Marine Week Cleveland

The United States Marine Corps, in partnership with the City of Cleveland, Ohio, is bringing Marine Week to the nation’s Rock and Roll Capital, June 11-17, 2012. A celebration of community, country and Corps, Marine Week provides the unique opportunity for the American public to interact with Marines, and the high-tech gear they use to defend our Nation. Marine Week attendees will also have the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of the Corps’ aircraft and ground equipment at static display venues throughout downtown Cleveland, to include the revolutionary MV-22 Osprey and the multifaceted Assault Amphibious Vehicle. Clevelanders will be able to witness Marine Corps martial arts demonstrations and engage in clinics with Marine Corps sports teams, all while taking in the sights and sounds of the Silent Drill Platoon and Marine Corps Band. Marines will be lending a hand to local communities through dozens of community service projects, such as neighborhood clean-ups, park restorations and housing rebuilds. The week will culminate with a simulated full-scale combat demonstration, as the Marines highlight the unique capabilities they use to fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and at sea.  For more information on Marine Week Cleveland, visit www.marines.mil/marineweek.

2 Comments

  1. Posted April 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I e-mailed Mayor Jackson with my suggestion, but have not heard back. Cities all over the country are honoring the veterans of the Iraq war with parades and events. It would be quite a joy to see Cleveland do something similar, and when better than during Marine Week? I would highly recommend Cleveland Veterans groups be brought in for any planning. Thanks.

  2. Posted April 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I e-mailed Mayor Jackson with this suggestion, but have not heard back. Cities all over the country are honoring the veterans of the Iraq war with parades and events. It would be quite a joy to see Cleveland do something similar, and when better than during Marine Week? I would highly recommend Cleveland Veterans groups be brought in for any planning. Thanks.

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