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HAMPTON ROADS CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 09, 2013
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Navy Speaker on Rapid Innovation

Rear Adm. Terry Kraft, USN, commander, Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, Virginia, delivered a thought-provoking presentation on “Rapid Naval Innovation” to the April luncheon audience. From his recently published “The Innovators Guide,” Adm. Kraft notes that in applying the American spirit of ingenuity that is ingrained in all of us, we must have a solid understanding of what innovation is and why it is essential to our Navy. It is also important to become familiar with proven techniques that will help today’s sailors to become more innovative thinkers. The admiral stressed that thinking may not be as simple as it sounds, but we must commit to it in order to find the right solutions. Discussing the rapid pace of communications facilitated by social networks where ideas are transformed into reality at a very high rate, Adm. Kraft argues that the Navy has yet to capitalize on the benefits of these advancements, and suggests that we better empower our sailors, who are already more than comfortable with this technology, and use it to our advantage.

Event Photographs:

Teresa Duvall (r), chapter president, presents the April Military Cyber Professional of the Month Award to Petty Officer Third Class Lauren Mclelland, USN, Naval Computer Telecommunications Area Master Station, Atlantic (NCTAMS LANT). Capt. Danelle Barrett, USN, commanding officer, NCTAMS LANT, and Doug Vanderlip, chapter executive vice president, stand witness.
Teresa Duvall (r), chapter president, presents the April Military Cyber Professional of the Month Award to Petty Officer Third Class Lauren Mclelland, USN, Naval Computer Telecommunications Area Master Station, Atlantic (NCTAMS LANT). Capt. Danelle Barrett, USN, commanding officer, NCTAMS LANT, and Doug Vanderlip, chapter executive vice president, stand witness.
Together at the April meeting are (l-r) Vanderlip; Rear Adm. Terry Kraft, USN, commander, Navy Warfare Development Command; Petty Officer Third Class Mclelland; Duvall; Dr. John Wittman, AFCEAN of the Month; Teresa Irons, Civilian Cyber Professional of the Month; and Lt. Col. Jenniffer Romero, USAF, chapter member.
Together at the April meeting are (l-r) Vanderlip; Rear Adm. Terry Kraft, USN, commander, Navy Warfare Development Command; Petty Officer Third Class Mclelland; Duvall; Dr. John Wittman, AFCEAN of the Month; Teresa Irons, Civilian Cyber Professional of the Month; and Lt. Col. Jenniffer Romero, USAF, chapter member.
Duvall (l) and Mary Yager (r), chapter vice president for education, attend the Hampton Roads Navy ROTC Ceremony in April, where they present the AFCEA ROTC Honor Award to officer candidate Yolanda Quinones, Navy ROTC, while Dr. Linda L. Vahala, associate dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, stands witness.
Duvall (l) and Mary Yager (r), chapter vice president for education, attend the Hampton Roads Navy ROTC Ceremony in April, where they present the AFCEA ROTC Honor Award to officer candidate Yolanda Quinones, Navy ROTC, while Dr. Linda L. Vahala, associate dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, stands witness.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Larry Minnick
732-546-5964

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