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Events Calendar

  • International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2013 and Outlook for 2014

    Watch 16th Annual Event on "international Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2013 and Outlook for 2014" January 24th 2014 National Press Club

  • Ambassadors’ Luncheon Forum

    Ambassadors’ Luncheon Forum: “Diplomacy and Force: Rewards, Costs, and Lessons”

  • Center for Neurotechnology Studies Event and Publications

    Check out Center for Neurotechnology Studies Events and Publications.

  • Olympics Security Lessons: From Munich to Sochi

    Olympics Security Lessons: From Munich to Sochi

USMC Returning Commander Speaker Series Event

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will host a program presented by the USMC Returning Commander speaker series on Wednesday, January 16, from 3-4:30 pm at the Institute, by the commanders of the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO JIMA ARG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). During a nine-month deployment, CAPT Art Garcia, USN, and Col Frank Donovan, USMC, led a Navy-Marine Corps team that completed missions across the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, Africa and Southwest Asia. Registration is required: please see below for details.

The IWO JIMA ARG/24 MEU includes the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, the amphibious transport dock USS New York, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall. More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines embarked in March 2012 on the deployment, which was extended in November amid ongoing turmoil in the Middle East.

During its deployment, the IWO ARG/24 MEU supported a variety of maritime security operations, provided crisis response capability, promoted increased theater security cooperation, and provided forward naval presence in the 5th and the 6th Fleet areas of operation.
This briefing promises to be another great opportunity to hear about US missions in current world hot spots. Refreshments will follow the presentation.
To register, please provide name and affiliation to Dominique Hammonds at or 703-525-0770.

Featured Publications

Alternative Futures for Corrosion and Degradation Research  A Life at Full Speed   Al Gray, Marine   Al Queda Ten Years After 9/11 and Beyond


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  • Operational Research
  • Terrorism and Asymmetry
  • Emerging Threats and Opportunities
  • Cybersecurity
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


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