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This page provides useful information that is transitory in nature. It will be revised from time-to-time as the Class, National, and World Situation dictates. Suggestions/recommendations for items to be posted should be sent to the Class Webmeister. Contributions are both sought and welcome.


This page last up-dated on 6/17/2021.

NAAA Board of Trustees Meeting Report

Fellow Alumni,
The Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees met for the Spring 2021 Board meeting via virtual teleconference beginning at 1500 on 14 May 2021. The following are the reports from the meeting:

Alumni Association President’s Report
USNA Superintendent’s Spring Presentation

Admiral Sam Locklear ’77, USN (Ret.), was relieved by Admiral Mark Ferguson ’78, USN (Ret.), as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. I want to thank Admiral Locklear for his leadership over the past three years. He made a difference, and I wish him fair winds and following seas. I look forward to working with Admiral Ferguson and I am confident that he will make a difference as well.

The next Board of Trustees meeting will take place on Thursday, 9 December 2021. Hopefully, this will be a face-to-face meeting.

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if I can be of any service to you.

I wish you and your loved ones all the very best, and I hope you all have a great summer.

Please continue to be safe.

“If you have a pulse, you have a purpose.”
Bill
William D. Squires (1975)
USNA Alumni Association Board of Trustees
Eastern Region Representative
(201) 951-2867 cell
rs.ci@verizon.net




1957 Participation in Vietnam

This is an update to the results of our Class Legacy Gift, The Class of 1957 Chair in Naval Heritage. Our twelfth Professor, Dr. David Winkler, taught an upper division course in Methodology of Oral History in the spring of 2020 during which time each of his 15 students interviewed one of our Classmates. These interviews were shared and, from them, his class created a book, “Voices of Vietnam”. Each chapter is written by one of the Midshipman students and describes a period of the conflict. Each Midshipman author dedicates his or her chapter to those of our classmates who died during the period of their chapter. These dedications are included in the book as well as a brief biography of each of the midshipman authors.


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Here we see our own Veep, Dr. Winkler, Dr. McCarthy, and, of course, the book!!

Below is shown the collection of books published by the various Chair-Holders under the auspices of our Class with a brief description of each book.

Heritage Chair Books


Kudos for Our Guys!!

Nick Lambert, our Resident of our Chair a few years back, has the feature article for the April issue of Naval Institute Proceedings and he is clearly identified as a “Class of 1957 chair”.  Feature articles are free for all to read and here is a link.
 
 
What is a Navy For? | Proceedings - April 2021 Vol. 147/4/1,418 (usni.org)


Also our current Post-Doc, Mark Folse, has been recognized as the Naval History Magazine’s 2020 Naval History Author of the Year! There are links below to his articles for those who are subscribers.

https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2020/february/common-will-triumphant

https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2020/august/revolutionary-tenure-commandant-lejeune


There is a sub-page to this page,
USNI Articles, that contains all the articles in their entirety for those who would like to read them directly.

Our Nick Lambert Has Published His Book!!

An E-mail arrived recently proclaiming the publishing of Nick’s recent book called “The Warlords and the Gallipoli Disaster” that is available through the Oxford University Press. See Nick’s flier below for a short preview and details of purchase including a discount.




Lambert Flier




Class Zoom Meeting Capabilities

Class Vice President Bill Peerenboom has set up a Zoom account that can be used by any member of the USNA Class of 1957. The idea came from using Zoom meetings in place of the monthly Class luncheons in the Washington D.C. area. These meetings were then extended to include up to 100 members of the class.

Three of the annual Washington Chapter meetings include speakers of interest to the entire Class of 1957. The April and September luncheons relate to The Class of 1957 Chair in Naval Heritage and at least one month in the year includes members of the USNA 22nd Company which our class supports. Members of our Link Class of 2007 are also invited to join these meetings.

Jerry Smith presently assists the conduct of the Zoom meetings and has a list of Zoom participants who regularly receive the Zoom meeting info. If you would like to be added to the Zoom list please notify
jerrysmith57@verizon.net.

If you desire to host a Zoom meeting using the Class of 1957 Zoom account, contact Bill Peerenboom
whp36@aol.com

Acceptable meetings include your USNA Company, your family, your local friends, talk groups, etc.

Politics, commercial ventures, etc.
are to be avoided.