As mentioned in my previous post, I had the chance to meet Rear Admiral John W. Miller, commander of the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group 11. He spent an hour with our group talking in great depth and candidly about the role of the Navy and its purpose today in defending our country and ensuring the freedoms we enjoy. I found the conversation so informative and interesting that I hit record on my FlipMino and recorded. Instead of me trying to explain in writing what was shared with us, I’ll let you hear it straight from the source.
In the videos below, Admiral Miller defends the relevance of and need for the U.S. Navy, discusses why no solider or marine has been killed in an air strike in 57 year, how the role of the Navy is changing and its overall mission, and why China’s emergence as a military power is potentially good for the United States and global economy.
We begin with a tough question posed by one of our group members – Is the U.S. Navy really necessary? As I soon found out, the answer is “hell yes.”
In my next USS Nimitz post, I’ll share video of the cool and interesting stuff we saw. Flying to the carrier in the COD and takeoffs/landings on the flight deck. In the meantime, my fellow embark bloggers have been keeping busy sharing their experiences. Be sure to check out their sites too.