Military Guest Authors Virtual Talk

Two Military Guest Authors will virtually speak Thursday, August 19 at 3:30pm  

George Wallace

George Wallace will be joining us via Zoom to speak about submarine operations. He will also share stories about the filming of Hunter Killer with Gerard Butler. Born and raised in Eastern Ohio, Commander Wallace received his commission in the US Navy and a degree in engineering from The Ohio State University. After the obligatory and memorable interview with Admiral Rickover, he was accepted into the nuclear power and submarine communities. He served on two of Admiral Rickover’s famous “Forty One for Freedom”, the USS John Adams SSBN 620 and the USS Woodrow Wilson SSBN 624, during which time he made nine one-hundred-day deterrents patrols through the height of the Cold War. To learn more about George Wallace, click here.

William Craig Reed

William Craig Reed will be joining us via zoom to speak about Putin’s plan and the current geopolitical climate regarding the Arctic and open sea lanes. William Craig Reed is the author of several award-winning non-fiction books including Spies of the Deep (Post Hill Press, 2020), The Seven Secrets of Neuron-Leadership (Wiley, 2017), and the critically acclaimed Red November (HarperCollins, 2010). He earned commendations for completing secret missions during the Cold War, some in concert with SEAL Team 1, and is one of only a few authors invited by the U.S. Navy to observe Ice Exercise (ICEX) submarine operations in the Arctic and submerge beneath the ice. Reed is an alumnus or member of numerous military, veteran, and technology associations, allowing him to reach an audience of millions. To learn more about William Craig Reed, click here.


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