Military Special Operations Brief Open to Public July 8

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (July 6, 2009) -– Retired Navy Captains Steve Gilmore and Dan’l Steward, assigned as Special Assistants to the Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), will present a combined unclassified briefing regarding Naval Special Warfare and the involvement of the Navy’s special operators –- Sea-Air-Land (SEALs) and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCCs)—in the Global War on Terror. The brief is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, and is sponsored by the Patuxent Partnership, a local consortium of defense contractors and academia.

“Naval Special Warfare is a force that is heavily engaged in fighting the Global War on Terror and taking the fight to the enemy", said retired Capt. Gilmore. "Although the NSW community normally does not advertise the nature of their work, CAPT Steward and I are looking forward to sharing the aspects of the rigorous training and preparation, as well as the missions and operations of the SEALs—that we can—during our visit with the Patuxent Partnership members and guests."

The program is presented at no charge and is open to the public, including all NAS Patuxent River personnel. It will be held at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road in California. The doors open at 7:00 a.m. with check-in and social time with coffee and breakfast snacks. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. and adjourn by 9:00 a.m. The Patuxent Partnership requests advance registration at to manage seating and catering.

“The extraordinary commitment and excellence of people like Captains Steward and Gilmore is inspiring and breathtaking,” said Bonnie Green, Executive Director of The Patuxent Partnership, “and we are especially pleased that they have been able to carve out some time to discuss Naval Special Warfare.”

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