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President of the U.S. Naval War College Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield. (Registration is closed for the in-person event. Zoom still available.)

  • Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Hope Club


Registration is closed

Registration is closed for the in-person event.

Zoom still available.

 Contact the administrator for questions at mailto:WACRIrsvp@gmail.com

Monthly Dinner/Speaker Series

Thursday, March 16, 2023


at the Hope Club

Six Benevolent Street, Providence R.I.

In this 27th year since Congress established Women’s History Month, WACRI is honored to feature a presentation by Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield who has made history as the first woman president of the Naval War College at Newport. 

The Naval War College was founded in 1884 and is the oldest College of professional military education in the U.S. Its Naval Command College, for senior military officers, and Naval Staff College, for junior officers provides both residential as well as online education through its College of Distance Education. Its 600 students are recruited annually from all branches of the U.S government agencies and departments, and from global communities from which junior and senior officers are recruited, often using the support of in-country American embassies.  The officer candidates and their civilian fellow students hail mostly from the U.S. but some 100 + international students are recruited from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America, and Europe. Alumni from the War College continue their professional application of knowledge, skills and most importantly relationships gained at the NWC through global maritime partnerships. The non-military graduates most often in American embassies and U.S. Aid programs abroad. We are honored to present this historic leader as our March speaker, and to recognize the twin traditions of women’s history and Naval War College history that she represents.   

-Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

RADM Shoshana Chatfield is the 57th U.S. Naval War College President and a career helicopter pilot, flying SH-3s, CH-46Ds, and MH-60Ss. A California native, she earned an International Relations and French B.A. from Boston University in 1987, commissioned in 1988 (ROTC), earned her wings in 1989, an M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 1997, and an EdD in leadership from the University of San Diego in 2009.
Ashore, she augmented the Plans and Policy (J-5) Directorate, Central & Eastern European Branch through a Joint Staff/O.S.D. Internship; served as deputy executive assistant to the CNO; senior military assistant to the supreme allied commander Europe; and the U.S. deputy military representative to the NATO Military Committee.
She served as an assistant professor of political science at the U.S Air Force Academy from 2001-2004.
Chatfield has commanded squadrons, type wings, an Afghanistan joint provincial reconstruction team, and Joint Region Marianas.

Members and Their Guests $55.00

Non-Members $60.00

Zoom Only $10.00 (Beginning at 7:15PM)

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