Admiral Dennis McGinn to Speak in Des Moines

Admiral McGinn

DES MOINES – A Public Forum on National Security and America’s Energy Future featuring Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (USN – ret)

7:00 PM, Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Bulldog Auditorium, Olmsted Center, Drake University

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (USN – ret) will lead a forum that addresses the economic and national security risks of America’s over-reliance on fossil fuels, as well as opportunities for Iowa and the entire nation to benefit from action on climate and clean energy. Admiral McGinn will also highlight how the military is currently deploying renewable energy to make American troops safer and more effective.  Members of the audience will have time to ask questions of Admiral McGinn and other forum participants.

Admiral McGinn served 35 years with the U.S. Navy as an aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer, and national security strategist. His last assignment was Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs at the Pentagon, where he led the development of the U.S. Navy’s future strategic capabilities. He also commanded the U.S. Third Fleet.  Admiral McGinn currently serves as the President of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), and is the Vice Chair of the CNA Military Advisory Board.

Admiral McGinn is speaking at the invitation of State Rep. Royd Chambers and State Sen. Daryl Beall.  Rep. Chambers is the chair of the Iowa House Veterans Affairs Committee, and Sen. Beall is the chair of the Iowa Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and also chairs the Joint House-Senate International Relations Committee.

The forum is sponsored by the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University.  It is open to the public. There is no charge.

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