Fredericksburg, TX (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
Admiral Bill McRaven, USN, will kick-off the Admiral Nimitz Foundation’s 2013 Distinguished Speaker Series in Fredericksburg, Texas on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Admiral McRaven, first runner-up for Time’s 2011 Person of the Year, will speak at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Center in Fredericksburg. Tickets start at $195 for individual seats and include a cocktail reception, dinner, and the presentation by Admiral McRaven.
Admiral McRaven is the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. From June 2008 to June 2011, he was the commander of Joint Special Operations Command headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During that time, McRaven is credited with organizing and executing Operation Neptune’s Spear – the special ops raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011.
McRaven’s professional education includes assignment to the Naval Postgraduate School, where he helped establish, and was the first graduate from, the Special Operation/Low Intensity Conflict curriculum. He also authored the book Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice while at the Naval Postgraduate School.
The evening of the 16th will start with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner starting at 7:00 p.m. The dinner is open to the public. For more information on tickets and the event please contact Laura Nelson at 830-997-8600 ext. 200, or by email at nelson(at)nimitzfoundation(dot)org.