Schedule of Events

The 20th Anniversary of the William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.    Milano Ballroom
    • “Building the National Cyber Workforce, a Whole-of-Community Approach,” presentation by Cheri Caddy, Director for Cybersecurity Policy Integration and Outreach, National Security Council, the White House.
  • 9:00-11:00 a.m.    Sullivan Museum & History Center 
  • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.    Milano Ballroom 
    • “The Art of Taking Charge: Colonel Creighton Abrams and the 63rd Tank Battalion,” presentation by Lewis Sorley, PhD.
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.     Milano Ballroom
    • Lunch-And-Learn: “Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force: Military Aeronautics in the Civil War,”presentation by Tom Crouch, PhD, Senior Curator of Aeronautics, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Dr. Crouch is a special guest of the Sullivan Museum & History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate. 
  •  2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.     Milano Ballroom 
  •  9:00-3:00 p.m.   Various academic buildings around campus
    • In-class sessions around campus with panelists and authors

Thursday, April 9, 2015

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.     Milano Ballroom 
    • “Thunder in the Argonne!  The Life and Legacy of Sergeant Alvin York,” presentation by COL Douglas Mastriano, USA
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m.    Plumley Armory
    • Public Panel Session: Cyber Warfare and Privacy: How Do We Keep the Balance Between the Rights of Citizens and the Security of the Nation?
    • Featured Panelists:
  •  3:15-4:00 p.m.    Milano Ballroom  
  •  6:00-9:00 p.m.    Plumley Armory  
    • Meet the Authors reception and dinner,  tickets available here.
    • Presentation of the 2015 Colby Award to COL Douglas Mastriano, PhD, for Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne.

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