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Seamen’s Church Institute Centennial Speaker Series will feature Dr. David Kohnen, a retired Commander of the US Navy and Director of the John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research on April 10th. His talk will be about “Army-Navy Baseball Games at Cardines Field in the 1920s.”

David Kohnen earned the PhD with the Laughton Professor of Naval History in the War Studies Department at the University of London (King’s College London). He is the author of 21st Century Knox: Influence, Sea Power, and History for the Modern Era (Naval Institute Press, 2016) and Commanders Winn and Knowles: Winning the U-Boat War with Intelligence (Enigma Press, 1999). Looking to the future, Kohnen examines the underlying influence of history upon “sea power” in, Two Kings and a Navy: U.S. Navy Admiral Ernest J. King, the Anglo-American Special Relationship, and the Fifty Years War at Sea, 1901-1946 (under contract, Naval Institute Press).

Outside of his scholarly work, Kohnen contributed to the award winning historic warship exhibits and remains involved with historic preservation efforts surrounding the former German submarine U-505 in Chicago and the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) in Norfolk, Virginia. As a U.S. Naval Reserve sailor, he also completed two deployments afloat in Middle Eastern waters, two ashore in Iraq, and one supporting landlocked operations in Afghanistan. Kohnen presently serves as the Officer in Charge of the Reserve Faculty supporting the Executive Programs at the National Intelligence University in Washington, D.C.

This event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10.There are limited seats so registration is encouraged: Register here: