A Conversation with Congresswoman Elaine Luria
Indo-Pacific Maritime Hour (via Zoom) -- 0900 (JST) 10 September 2021
YCAPS will host a discussion with Congresswoman Elaine Luria, a US Navy veteran who serves as the vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee. She has been especially outspoken on the need for greater Congressional involvement in matters pertaining to force planning and posture. In her recent article on War on the Rocks, “Look to the 1980s to Inform the Fleet of Today,” she reiterated her standing argument that the US Navy lacks the posture and strategy needed for the US to meet the challenges of the immediate future, especially in the Indo-Pacific. In order to make the most of the hour, participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Coastal Virginia, home to the world’s largest naval base. Before running for Congress, Elaine served two decades in the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of Commander. A Surface Warfare Officer who operated nuclear reactors, she was one of the first women in the Navy’s nuclear power program and among the first women to serve the entirety of her career on combatant ships. Of all members in the House Democratic Caucus, she served the longest on active duty, commanding hundreds of sailors and deploying six times to conduct operations in the Middle East and Western Pacific. Congresswoman Luria serves as vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee; on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, where she is the Chair of the Disability and Memorial Assistance Subcommittee; and on the Committee on Homeland Security.
Format: This event will be off-the-record.
Moderator: John Bradford
Webinar Cost: Free of charge
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