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CNO Speaks at George P. Shultz Lecture Series

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS110218-02

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/AW) Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst, Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs

SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead spoke at the George P. Shultz Lecture Series at the Marines' Memorial Club, Feb 16.

Roughead addressed attendees on the role of the Navy and Marine Corps team as a major contributor to the agile sea power that the country will need in world affairs.

"I see growing opportunities for American sea power to contribute to national objectives in development, diplomacy, and defense" said CNO.

Roughead spoke of the future for the Navy, stressing that it must have a realistic view of the future and ensure a dominant Fleet will continue to provide the six corps capabilities that were set forth in the Maritime Strategy three years ago.

He also commented on the economic challenges that face the Navy of today and tomorrow, noting that the success of our naval force continues to exist because of the cooperation between the U.S. its allies.

"Prosperity derives from the health of an international system that we helped create and which has survived because of U.S. leadership, U.S. cooperation with global partners, and America's tireless service as a global security provider," he said.

The Series was established shortly after 9/11 to bring prominent military and civilian leaders to the Marine's Memorial Theatre in San Francisco to speak on national security issues. It further assists the Marine's Memorial Association in educating the public on the service and sacrifice of our veterans.

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