The Varnum Continentals welcome John W. Kennedy, Director of Museum Education Naval War College Museum, as the guest speaker at our October dinner and annual meeting at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum on Monday, October 19, 2015. This event is open to Varnum Continental Members and their guests only (join the Varnum Continentals here).
Kennedy entered Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, and was commissioned in 1974. Following designation as a Naval Flight Officer, he joined his first squadron, VP-04, in May of 1975.
Throughout his 20-year career, Kennedy served in a variety of antisubmarine warfare billets in patrol squadron tours, in the USS Constellation (CV-64) as a Tactical Action Officer, with the Personnel Exchange Program (PEP) with the Royal Air Force, to Wing operations. At the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College, he conducted research in support of Pentagon and Fleet Commanders’ tasking. His final assignment prior to retirement was as Exec. Assistant to the Director, Naval Command College.
Following retirement, Kennedy taught at the high school level before going into. He earned an MA in Counseling and an MS in Labor and Industrial Relations. He began work at the Naval War College Museum as the Director of Museum Education and Community Outreach in 2008.
The Naval War College Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits artifacts and documents dating from the 1500s to the present day to interpret the naval history of Narragansett Bay and the Naval War College as well as the history of naval strategy.
ANNUAL MEETING: The October meeting is also the Annual Meeting for the Varnum Continentals, in accordance with our by-laws. Nominees for office and open trustee positions will be presented and voted upon.
Please RSVP by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, to Scott Seaback at 401/413-6277 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting Date: Monday, October 19
Time: 5:30 p.m. (social hour); 6:30 p.m. (dinner followed by program)
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