USS Constitution Museum Leadership Speaker Series
John F. Lehman
United States Secretary of the Navy, 1981 – 1987
Serving under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1987, Secretary Lehman was a driving force in the resurgence of American naval dominance at the height of the Cold War. Through his vision of building up the U.S. Navy’s fleet and boldly asserting its presence around the globe, he articulated an ambitious response to the Soviet Union and helped set a course for victory in the Cold War. He shares his insider’s insight in his new book, Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea. A limited number of copies will be available for sale and to have signed the night of the event. Join us as Secretary Lehman discusses his pivotal part in the debates, decisions, and deal-making behind this dynamic chapter in naval history.
Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres and explore how these Cold War lessons in leadership apply to the challenges of today’s seas.