Anne Pham was also credited in Rory Kennedy's new documentary, "Last Days in Vietnam." The documentary covers the interagency evacuation that saved many lives, including hers. The documentary utilized some of the research Pham subsequently conducted while on the Faculty at the National Defense University ICAF/Eisenhower School. See link below to read her article in the Foreign Service Journal, “Finding My Heroes, Finding Myself: From Refugee Child to State Department Official.”
View her article here.
From the author: "It tells my story; of boyhood heroes (Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes, Roscoe Turner, and other aviation pioneers,) aviation cadet days, fighter pilot days in the Pacific during the Mariana and Okinawa campaigns, and post war duty during cold war days including National War College days."
Faculty member Mark Clodfelter was published in The New York Times on August 14th. The article follows.
Lee E. Surut, a retired Army major general who served as a division artillery commander during the Vietnam War and later as commandant of the National War College, died July 20 at a hospital in Seattle. He was 89.
President Obama said Thursday that he is returning to service a career diplomat deeply experienced in eastern Europe to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia.
This book was published on 6 August, 2013. Earlier editions were entitled Taking Charge and, later, Rules and Tools for Leaders: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Effective Managing. Translated into five languages, the earlier editions of this book have been quite successful (more than 300,000 in print).
The NWC Alumni Association welcomes the incoming NWC Commandant, BG Guy "Tom" Cosentino. General Cosentino will join the College in mid-July. Ambassador Jim Foley, who has been Commandant since December, 2012 will return to his position as Deputy Commandant. We will have a strong team to lead The College forward in the future challenging years.
BG Consentino's biography is available here.
On Friday, May 3, 2013, the National War College with the Classes of 2010 and 2013 held a memorial service and tree planting to honor 2010 graduate AMB Chris Stevens, who was killed in a terrorist attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. AMB Steven's family attended the service and the tree planting.
On March 13th, Lt Gen Brent Scowcroft, Class of 1970, was inducted into the NDU National Hall of Fame. An interview from the event is available here.
Stephen Camacho, Class of 2004, sent us this photograph from Afghanistan. From left to right: Interpreter Amani, Col Karimullah, Class of 2011; Stephen Camacho, Class of 2004; Col Aziz, Director General for International Defense Policy; MAJ Andrew Harman, UK Army and Advisor to Defense Policy Department.