U.S Navy Memorial Interviews MCPON Russ Smith on Current Status of Sea Services

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In the digital live broadcast, MCPON Smith grants a view into the Navy in the middle of the pandemic.

In a constant effort to bring our mission to a wider audience, the United States Navy Memorial is utilizing digital outreach through the SITREP series.

The United States Navy Memorial was honored to have Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith as the featured guest for its February 3rd SITREP (Situation Report). The SITREP Speaker Series seeks to provide the public an intimate view of the ongoing operations of the United States Navy by interviewing top leaders in the organization. Previous speakers include high profile members of the Navy, such as Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Kenneth J. Braithwaite, Assistant SECNAV James Geurts, and Rear Admirals Karl O. Thomas and Bruce L. Gillingham.

MCPON Smith began his military career as an airman in 1988, later becoming a weapons technician and intelligence specialist. A veteran of numerous tours across the globe, MCPON Smith has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation medal, and other honors. In the continuing mission to honor and inform the world about the goings on of the United States Navy, USNM is proud to welcome MPCON Smith as the latest speaker to the SITREP series.

“It is the Navy Memorial’s honor to deliver on our mission to inform the public about the service of our Sailors by having the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy on our program,” said Rear Admiral Frank Thorp, USN (Ret.), President and CEO of the Navy Memorial. “The American public gained a great perspective from MCPON’s experience and forthright observations.”

In a constant effort to bring our mission to a wider audience, the United States Navy Memorial is utilizing digital outreach through the SITREP series. This livestream is a unique opportunity for Navy leadership to address a national audience. Viewers have the opportunity to ask questions live during the broadcast about what the Navy is doing to defend our freedom and protect our way of life. With this unprecedented amount of transparency into the minds of Navy leadership, the United States Navy Memorial aims to bring the American people into the choices of military leaders. For more information on the SITREP speaker series, visit NavyMemorial.org.

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