A PUBLICATION OF THE ARMY AND NAV Y CLUB
Meet Your New Catering Team
on Page 14
A LETTER FROM THE CONTENTS
Member News and more ..... 4
COL Marc L. Warren, USA (Ret.) Upcoming Events
Events and Club Programs ..... 6
October is a month of transition. It is the first month of astronomical fall, the beginning of Member Spotlight ..... 5
the Fiscal Year for the U.S. Government and many businesses, and the time when we begin
to feel relief from the heat and humidity of Summer and see the change in the color of History Vault ..... 16
leaves. It is also a time of positive change at your Club. Building on the return of breakfast Library Trust Update ..... 18
service and the reopening of the improved Eagle Grill in September, October will mark the
return of Mondays to the Club’s calendar. Starting on October 4, we will be open for busi- ON THE COVER
ness seven days a week. Wedding at The Army and Navy Club
Photo Credit: Lissa Ryan Photography
I am pleased to report that, despite the return of mask requirements imposed by the D.C. THE DISPATCH MAGAZINE
government, our patronage numbers are up (and up markedly from this time last year) and A Publication of The Army and Navy Club
events such as Seafood Buffets, Book Forums, and Sunday Brunches are well-attended.
Remember to make reservations for upcoming events in October and even in November. on Farragut Square
For October, we will offer Sunday Brunches, including an Italian Sunday Brunch on the
17th and a Fall Harvest Sunday Brunch on the 31st; Tuesday evening Seafood Buffets, with OCTOBER 2 021
an “All You Can Eat” Lobster Bake on the 26th; and a very special “Chef’s Table” with a Editor
5-course tasting menu from Chef Kirk Deloach on the 1st and 22nd of October, as well as
the 5th and 19th of November. We will host a “Sip n’ Sail Happy Hour” with the Washington Liz Juskie
Ship Model Society on the 8th and a Defense Perspectives Lunch Series featuring the Israe- Art & Design
li Defense Attaché, General Hildai Zilberman, on the 15th. Come to a Scotch Tasting, and Emily Jatczak
catch dinner and a show, Hadestown, on the 22nd. And don’t forget to reserve spots for
the Kid’s Halloween Party on the 30th. As with every month, October offers opportunities
to attend great Book Forums and to participate in the meeting of the Fox Conner Society.
Many events are already scheduled for November, two of which early reservations are A Platinum Club of America
highly recommended. The Annual Salute to the Armed Forces Gala on November 6th and
the Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The mention of Thanksgiving reminds me that it is time to DIRECTORY & HOURS
contribute to our Employee Holiday Fund. I urge all members to participate in the Fund Accounting
to recognize our employees who are part of The Army and Navy Club Family and have re- 202-534-3194
mained steadfast in their devotion to our Club and to you, its members. Loyalty is a two-
way street, and the Employee Holiday Fund is an easy way to show our professional staff 9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)
how much we appreciate them. Membership & Marketing
All of our members are special and we could fill an entire issue of The Dispatch relating 202-721-2091
their accomplishments, but I wanted you to know about one recent achievement. Member 9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)
(and retired Navy Commander) Carlos Del Toro is the new Secretary of the Navy. Please
congratulate Secretary Del Toro when you see him around the Club. Catering
9 am-5 pm (Monday-Friday)
Dining & Hotel Reservations
I wish everyone and their families a wonderful fall and thank you for remaining a loyal and Library
valued member of The Army and Navy Club. 202-721-2096
6 am-9 pm (Monday-Saturday)
Librarian on Site
10 am-6 pm (Monday-Friday)
COL Marc L. Warren, USA (Ret.) Fitness Center
President 5am-10pm (Monday-Sunday)
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A LETTER FROM THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
COL Marc L. Warren, USA (Ret.)
CAPT James H. Czerwonky, USN (Ret.)
[email protected] Vice President
The old Timex slogan, “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking,” popped into my head as RADM Moira N. Flanders, USN (Ret.)
I started to type this letter. The idiom is applicable far beyond the realm of watches. I Secretary
feel it accurately describes the spirit of The Army and Navy Club, its team, Board of Gov-
ernors, and all of you. We have faced obstacles and setbacks, yet we persist and keep BG Malinda E. Dunn, USA (Ret.)
moving forward in time, each moment as strong and deliberate as the last. Treasurer
September 1st was our much-anticipated return of breakfast, opening of the Eagle Grill, LTG Larry R. Jordan, USA (Ret.)
and debut of new menus in all three dining venues. On that same day, Tropical Depres- House Committee, Chair
sion Ida also made its debut in the area. While the entire area was dampened by rain, it
didn’t dampen our spirits in the slightest. We excitedly welcomed our members into the Col Eugene P. Gay, USAF (Ret.)
Club and out of the rain with energy and enthusiasm. We continue to welcome more and Special Events Committee, Chair
more of you back “home” each day.
Lt Col John H. La Raia, USAFR (Ret.)
Looking forward in time, there are many events for which to be excited for. The ANC Fam- Finance Committee, Chair
ily Halloween Party will be happening soon. This year’s Star Wars theme is sure to please
the little ones, and grown enthusiasts too! Next month’s Thanksgiving Day Feast will in- CDR Christopher P. Thomas, USN (Ret.)
clude a new seating time in the evening for those who prefer to dine in the evening from Membership Committee, Chair
5:00pm to 6:30pm, in addition to the normal seating time of 11:00am to 3:00pm. Keep
an eye on your e-mails for pop-up events in the Daiquiri Lounge with special giveaways COL Michael Kirby, USA (Ret.)
and drink discounts. Lastly, for a more casual dining experience (or perhaps just casual Governor
cocktails with friends) join us on Wednesday through Friday evenings in the Eagle Grill.
Lt Col Euseekers Williams Jr., USMC (Ret.)
With all of these great events, we need an amazing team to coordinate the fun. I’m Governor
thrilled to introduce our two newest additions to the ANC Team, Ms. Chandler Hadden
and Ms. Donna Rogers. Please see page 14 for a more in-depth introduction. MAJ Miranda Summers Lowe, USA
Come what may, let’s “keep on ticking” together for all the great times ahead!
Capt Donald Hooper, USMC
Ms. Sarah Ford Governor
Mr. Herbert L. Shatzen (CPT, USA)
Mr. Dennis J. Hough, Jr. (1st Lt, USAF)
COL Geoffrey Prosch, USA (Ret.)
Col James A. Bracken, USMC (Ret.) -
Club Historian, Emeritus
Maj William Lang, USAF (Ret.)
MG John D. Altenburg Jr., USA (Ret.)
Director of Human Resources
Director of Membership,
Marketing & Communications
Director of Finance
Director of House Operations
Director of Food & Beverage
Director of Events & Catering
3 | OCTOBER 2021
MEMBERSHIP // MEMBER NEWS SOUNDING TAPS
Our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of:
After 9 and a half years of dedication
to the Club, Senior Catering Manager, COL Stephen R. Norton, USA (Ret.) – Williamsburg, VA
Lisa Tenges Adams and her family CAPT Harold J. Rothenberg, MD, USNR (Ret.) – Chicago, IL
moved to Sarasota, FL where they
are opening a new restaurant. Mr. John P. Smith – Newport, KY
The next time you find yourself Mrs. Matilda Smithers – Arlington, VA
in the sunshine state, stop by
Meliora Restaurant and say hello! COL William H. Tomlinson, USA (Ret.) Golden Knight –
The employees and ANC membership have enjoyed Jacksonville, FL
working with Lisa, and will miss her dearly. Best of
luck, Lisa! AMB Johnny Young – Kensington, MD
THE ARMY AND NAVY CLUB
WELCOMES THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS
LTC James S. Cary, USA (Ret.) Maj Gen Lee K. Levy, USAF (Ret.)
MG James W. Comstock, USA (Ret.)
Lt Col Michael Scott, USAF (Ret.) PENNSYLVANIA
CONNECTICUT Col Jacob L. Graham, USMC (Ret.)
LTC Christopher L. Center, USA
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TENNESSEE
Dr. Brian L. Pike (LCDR, USN) CPT Gabriel Thomas Lloyd, USA
CPT Lauren Sato, USA
Mr. Elliot Seckler VIRGINIA
FLORIDA CAPT Andrew T. Bishop, USN (Ret.)
CPT Richard Schiffer, USAR COL Leo E. Bradley, III, USA (Ret.)
GEORGIA CAPT Robert P. Branc, USN (Ret.)
Mr. James Burns Newsome (CPT, USA) COL Marc Cloutier, USA
MARYLAND LCDR Jeffrey A. Cummings, USN
General Carlton W. Fulford, Jr., USMC (Ret.) Maj F. David Diaz, USMC (Ret.)
1LT John Conrad Geenty, III, USA CDR Brian Downey, USN
CPT Benjamin A. Jimenez, USA LCDR Marcus A. Garcia, USN
LTC Craig M. Johnson, USA Maj Gen Odd-Harald Hagen, Royal Norwegian Army
CAPT Timothy Poe, USN AIRCDRE John Haly, Australian Air Force
The Honorable Peter F. Romero CAPT James C. Hamblet, USN (Ret.)
CPT John L. Ryan, USAR CDR Isaac Harris, USN
Dr. Shannon M. Stegall (LT, USN) CDR Scott M. Hielen, USN (Ret.)
MASSACHUSETTS LTC Francisco J. Jaume, USA
LT Derek S. Bernsen, USN LTJG Christian D. Montgomery, USN
Mr. Mark A. Guiod CPT Jason R. Muise, USA
MICHIGAN CAPT John Newton, USN (Ret.)
LTC Paul G. Lechner, USA (Ret.) Mr. Colin James Riehl
LT Shannon Riley, USCG LCDR Ryan Cedric Rowan, USN
Mr. Matthew Turnbull (2LT, USA) CAPT Michael Robert Sidrow, USN (Ret.)
NEW YORK COL Kathryn A. Spletstoser, USA (Ret.)
Mr. James E. Conway Ms. Mary-Clare Stucky
Mr. James P. Griffin Col Paul Eric Wade, USAF (Ret.)
LCDR Richard P. Wenzel, USN (Ret.)
COL Matthew Zais, USA (Ret.)
LTC John W. Matlock, USA (Ret.)
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT // MEMBERSHIP
CW5 PHYLLIS J. WILSON, USA (RET.)
By COL John R. O'Shea, USA (Ret.)
Phyllis Wilson grew up in Special Operations Command as part of Operation Endur-
an Amish region of Ohio ing Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom deploying twice
near where her father to Iraq in support of a joint special operations task force.
had been born and raised To culminate her military career, Phyllis Wilson was select-
Amish. It was during her ed as Command Chief Warrant Officer for the U.S. Army
early years when she learned Reserve. In that position she was a key member of the Com-
the importance of respect- mand Team managing an annual operating budget of $8 bil-
ing resources and combin- lion. Among other achievements, she was selected as a Senior
ing science, technology, Fellow of the Chief of Staff, Army Strategic Studies Group in
and experience to maintain 2015 providing innovative research for General Mark Milley
a traditional way of life. In as he focused on the future operating environment of the year
the Amish/Mennonite tra- 2035 and beyond. Her final assignment was at the Warrant
dition, faith and beliefs are Officer Career College, Fort Rucker, Alabama, as Director
shown through how one of the Warrant Officer Senior Service Education course, the
lives one’s life. For Phyllis pinnacle education course for the Army’s technical experts.
Wilson that meant service to others. For her, the Army of- In 2014, while serving as an Active Guard/Reserve Soldier
fered not only the opportunity to serve but also the op- (AGR), Chief Wilson founded a non-profit, Wounded War-
portunity to be the first in her family to attend college riors Have Families Too, which empowers families of injured
and contribute to her nation beyond the family farm. or ill veterans by training for and participating in physically
While she joined the Army in part for the educational demanding events such as the 26-mile Bataan Memorial
benefits, she stayed for the people she met and the sense Death March in New Mexico and the Army Ten Miler in
of belonging to something much larger than herself. Washington. Phyllis Wilson is a member of the Board of
Directors of the Association of the U.S. Army, the Army’s
Enlisting as a private, Phyllis Wilson had, during 37 years Women’s Foundation, and the Allied Forces Foundation.
of active and reserve service, eventually reached the highest Phyllis is the third President of the Women in Service for
rank in her field as the Command Chief Warrant Officer America Memorial Foundation located at the Ceremonial
of the Army Reserve. During the early part of her career, Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The memorial,
CW5 Wilson honed her craft as a Military Intelligence Lin- dedicated in 1997, is the only national memorial honoring
guist Voice Intercept Operator. She attended the Defense all women who have defended America from the Revolution-
Language Institute in Monterey, California to study Ger- ary War to the present. When interviewed by Chris Wal-
man and was subsequently assigned to the 3rd Armored lace during his "Power Player of the Week" segment, Chief
Division in Germany. After serving four years on active Wilson described the memorial as a fitting tribute not only
duty, Phyllis became an Army Reserve Soldier. Seeking to tell the story of all of those women who passed before
greater responsibility, she competed for a slot in the chal- us, but those who are still here to carry the torch forward.
lenging Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS). Fol- Phyllis Wilson has eight children and 12 grandchildren.
lowing graduation from WOCS as the distinguished hon- Of the eight children, four are combat veterans and three
or graduate, she returned to her civilian career as a nurse. remain on active duty. When asked how she managed
While maintaining her status as a drilling reservist, Phyl- such a large family while following a demanding military
lis performed duties as a Social Worker in Fayetteville, career, Phyllis modestly replied that the children were re-
North Carolina; Director of Nursing at a 150-bed long- silient with the older ones helping the younger ones. But
term care facility in Florida; and Director of Clinical Op- clearly her ethos contributed to their resilience and com-
erations at a multi-site home, health, and hospice agency mitment to their nation and their church. Membership
in North Carolina. In August 1990, she was mobilized in The Army and Navy Club allows Chief Wilson to con-
to support Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm nect with the history and traditions of the military while
in her military intelligence specialty as a Signals Intel- enjoying the rich resources of the library and the facilities
ligence Collections Manager with the XVIII Airborne which provide a very special venue for family gatherings. ◄
Corps. She also served from 2002 until 2010 with the U.S.
5 | OCTOBER 2021
EVENTS // CLUB PROGRAMS
BOOK FORUM LUNCH SERIES
“The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in
“Defense Perspectives" Lunch Series
Afghanistan's Pech Valley” by Wesley Morgan
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Friday, October 15, 2021
Reception: 6:30pm | Speaker: 7:00pm Registration/Lunch: 11:30am | Presentation: 12:00pm
$10++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax) $24++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax)
Wine and cheese reception included. Price includes lunch buffet.
When we think of the war in Afghanistan, chances are The Army and Navy Club will host Major General Hidai Zilberman,
we’re thinking of a small, remote corner of the country Defense Attaché from the Embassy of Israel, on October 15th for the next
where American military action has been concentrated: Defense Perspectives Lunch Series. Event registration includes lunch
buffet, dessert, coffee and soft drinks. We look forward to seeing you at
the Pech and its tributary valleys in Kunar and Nuristan provinces. The rugged, the Club!
steep terrain and thick forests made the region a natural hiding spot for targets
in the American war on terror, from Osama bin Laden to the Islamic State, and it NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
has been the site of constant U.S. military activity for nearly two decades. Tuesday, November 9, 2021
6:00pm to 7:30pm | Ballroom
“The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War” Orientations are a great way for new members to meet Club Staff, become
familiar with all of the programming the ANC has to offer, and learn how
by Craig Whitlock to get the most out of your membership. Reservations required. To
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 register, please login to the ANC Webiste and visit the Club Calendar.
Reception: 6:30pm | Speaker: 7:00pm
$10++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax) BOOK FORUM
Wine and cheese reception included. "You Don't Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote
The groundbreaking investigative story of how three
successive presidents and their military commanders the Story of War” by Elizabeth Becker
deceived the public year after year about the longest war in American history Tuesday, November 30, 2021
by Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock, a three-time Pulitzer Prize Reception: 6:30pm | Speaker: 7:00pm
finalist. The Afghanistan Papers contains startling revelation after revelation $10++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax)
from people who played a direct role in the war, from leaders in the White Wine and cheese reception included.
House and the Pentagon to soldiers and aid workers on the front lines. Kate Webb, an Australian iconoclast; Catherine Leroy, a
French daredevil photographer; and Frances FitzGerald, a
LUNCH SERIES blue-blood American intellectual; arrived in Vietnam with starkly
“Colin Powell: Imperfect Patriot" by Jeffrey J Matthews different life experiences but one shared purpose: to report on the most
consequential story of the decade. At a time when women were considered
Friday, November 19, 2021 unfit to be foreign reporters, Frankie, Catherine, and Kate challenged
Registration/Lunch: 11:30am | Presentation: 12:00pm the rules imposed on them by the military, ignored the belittlement of
$24++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax) their male peers, and ultimately altered the craft of war reportage for
Price includes lunch buffet. generations. What emerges is an unforgettable story of three journalists
forging their place in a land of men, often at great personal sacrifice.
For the past three decades, Colin Powell has been among
America's most trusted and admired leaders. This Deeply reported and filled with personal letters, interviews, and profound
biography demonstrates that Powell's decades-long insight, You Don’t Belong Here fills a void in the history of women and of war.
development as an exemplary subordinate is crucial to understanding
his astonishing rise from a working-class immigrant neighborhood
to the highest echelons of military and political power. Imperfect
Patriot is the fascinating story of Powell's professional life, and of
what we can learn from both his good and bad followership. The
book is written for a broad readership, and will be of special interest
to readers of military history, political biography, and leadership.
Dress Code: Traditional business attire (jackets and neckties for men, equally appropriate attire for women) is the dress code
for special events in the Ballroom and Main Dining Room. The prescribed service uniform of the day is acceptable. No denim
permitted. Children should also adhere to the no denim policy.
Special Event Cancellation Policy: Due to the popularity of our paid events, any cancellation made within 72 hours of the event
date will result in the member’s account being charged 50% of the event price. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the event,
and no-shows, will result in the member’s account being charged the full event price.
For additional questions regarding special events, please contact Chandler Hadden at [email protected]
Dinner service in The Main Dining Room begins at 5:30pm For reservations, please visit the Club Calendar at
Monday - Saturday. Please note that when you attend dinner on www.armynavyclub.org, or by contacting Chandler Hadden
at [email protected] All book forums, unless
the night of a forum, your $10++ forum fee is waived.
otherwise noted, are $10++ per person.
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ANC Dining Hours Beginning October 4
Main Dining Room
Monday - Friday Monday - Friday
11:30am - 2pm
7am - 10am
Monday - Saturday 10am - 2pm
5:30pm - 9pm
The Eagle Grill
Monday - Friday Wednesday - Friday
11:30am - 2pm
5pm - 9pm
The Daiquiri Lounge
Monday - Saturday
3pm - 10pm
Fridays, October 1 & 22, 2021
Fridays, November 5 & 19, 2021
7pm | $85++ per person
Chef Kirk Deloach invites you to take part in
a culinary journey of elevated and evolving
flavors. A five-course tasting menu will be
offered featuring small plates, intricately
curated with fresh, unique ingredients.
Menus will change each month and highlight
new and innovative dishes that can't be found
on the regular Main Dining Room menus.
Optional themed beverage pairings will be
available for an additional cost.
7 | OCTOBER 2021
THEMED SUNDAY BRUNCHES
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2021
ITALIAN BRUNCH FALL HARVEST BRUNCH PATRIOTIC BRUNCH
10 AM - 2PM | $39++ per person 10 AM - 2PM | $39++ per person 10 AM - 2PM | $39++ per person
Beverages not included in buffet price. Beverages not included in buffet price. Beverages not included in buffet price.
To make a reservation, contact the Front To make a reservation, contact the Front To make a reservation, contact the Front
Desk at 202-628-8400. Desk at 202-628-8400. Desk at 202-628-8400.
Join us for an Italian-themed Sunday Brunch! Join us for a Fall Harvest Sunday Brunch on Come to The Army and Navy Club for a Patriotic-
Italian classics will be served, in addition to Halloween! Enjoy fall favorites as Chef Deloach inspired Brunch to honor and celebrate the
members' traditional Sunday Brunch favorites. creates a menu to feature DC's freshest and veterans in your life!
highest quality ingredients!
SINCE 1885 MEZCAL TASTING
SCOTCH TASTING Friday, November 12, 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm | Eagle Grill
Sold Out! $38++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax)
Price includes tasting and light hors d'oeuvres
Friday, October 22, 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm | Eagle Grill Mark your calendars as the ANC will be
$38++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax) hosting a Mezcal Tasting! Enjoy the savory
Price includes tasting and light hors d'oeuvres and smokey flavors of this distilled alcoholic
You’re invited to revel in the rich history of beverage, all while learning about its unique
Scotch Whiskey! Come learn about and sample
a selection of single malt and blended Scotch process and how it differs from tequila.
Whiskies. Reservations fill up quickly,
Reservations fill up quickly, so be sure
so be sure to register early! to register early! For reservations, please contact
To be added to the wait list, please contact
Chandler Hadden at 202-355-0525.
Chandler Hadden at 202-355-0525.
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THE MYTH. THE MUSICAL. 10.22.2021 - Sold Out!
Dinner at 5:30pm | Show at 7:30pm
$150 per person (Includes prix fixe dinner at the Club and
ticket to the show)
Due to the nature of the event, cancellations and refunds
will not be allowed after October 15th
Join us for a delicious pre-theater dinner at The Army and Navy Club and afterwards enjoy a love story for
today, and always. Hadestown is the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the 2020
Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers
Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful
theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go!
Dinner at the Club will include a 3-course, prix fixe menu. Beverages are not included. Members will be
responsible for their own transportation to and from the Kennedy Center.
To be added to the wait list, please visit the Online Club Calendar, or
contact Chandler Hadden at 202-355-0525.
Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 11am - 1pm
$28++ per adult | $16++ per child ages 5-12 | Complimentary for ages 4 & under.
Includes lunch buffet, themed desserts, coffee, juice and soft drinks.
Join us for an out-of-this-world, intergalactic afternoon full of adventure,
the magic of the force, and more! Halloween costumes are encouraged for
both adults and children!
Kids will enjoy an arts & crafts station, balloon artist, face painting, magic show, and
much more! Prizes for Best Adult, Kid, and Group Costumes will also be awarded!
For reservations, please contact Chandler Hadden at 202-355-0525.
Galaannual Salute to the Armed Forces
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - Sold Out!
Cocktail Reception: 6 pm | Dinner: 7 pm | Black Tie or Mess Dress
Price: $85++ per person (plus 15% gratuity and 10% tax)
Includes one hour cocktail reception with open bar, 4-course meal and wine.
To be added to the wait list, please contact Chandler Hadden at 202-355-0525.
Join The Army and Navy Club in hosting ANC Member and Former Secretary of the Navy,
Honorable William L. Ball, III, as keynote speaker at our Annual Black Tie Gala. The event is sure to be an
evening full of camaraderie, highlighted by our great military leaders and shared commitment to service.
About the Keynote Speaker:
Honorable William L. Ball, III, has held senior positions in both the public and private sectors in
a career that spans over 40 years in the Nation’s Capital. Mr. Ball began his government service in
1975 on the U.S. Senate staff. For ten years, he served in senior staff positions including Chief of
Staff for two former Senate committee chairmen, and as a professional staff member at the Sen-
ate Armed Services Committee.
Subsequently, Mr. Ball joined the Reagan Administration as the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs
under Secretary of State George Shultz. In 1986, he joined the White House staff and was appointed as Assistant to the
President for Legislative Affairs where he served as President Reagan’s chief liaison to the Congress.
In 1988, he was nominated by President Reagan to be the 67th Secretary of the Navy, and was confirmed in March of
that year by the Senate. Following completion of the President’s term in office, Mr. Ball moved to the private sector to
become head of a national trade association representing major soft drink and beverage companies, and in 2005, he
formed a government relations consulting firm, Ball & Associates. He currently serves as an advisor to the Georgia
Department of Economic Development on military installations and activities located in Georgia, and for employers
across the state working in the defense and aerospace sector.
Ball is a 1969 Navy ROTC graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and after receiving his commission served
as a Surface Warfare Officer assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Sellers (DDG-11). Ashore, he served at the
Bureau of Naval Personnel and the Office of Legislative Affairs before completing his active duty service.
at t h e a r m y a n d nav y c lu b
nov Seating Available from 11 am to 6:30pm
$58++ per adult | $20++ per child ages 5-12
25 Complimentary for children ages 4 & under.
Alcoholic beverages are an additional price.
In Addition to the traditional Thanksgiving
favorites, the buffet will include:
- Soups - smoked seafood display
- Assorted Salads - Carving Station
- Charcuterie Board - Specialty Entrées
- Mixed Fall Vegetables - decadent desserts
Please call 202-628-8400 for reservations.
EVENTS SNAPSHOT SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
10/1 7:00 pm Dinner will be 1 2
& Chef's Table in the Eagle Grill Chef's Table -
10/22 Sold Out!
10/5 6:30 pm
10/8 6:00 pm
Sip 'n Sail
10/15 11:30 am 3 4 5 6 789
Defense Perspectives Sunday Brunch Seafood Buffet
Lunch Series Wesley Morgan Washington Ship
Book Forum Model Society
10/19 6:30 pm - Sip 'n Sail
10/22 5:30 pm
Dinner & A Show -
10/22 6:00 pm 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Scotch Tasting Seafood Buffet United States Wine Society Defense
Navy Birthday Perspectives
10/30 11:00 am Sunday Brunch Columbus Day Lunch Series
Kids' Halloween Party (Indigenous
DINING CLOSURES Club Closed,
10/2 Dinner Service in The Hotel Open
& Eagle Grill. Daiquiri
10/23 Lounge Closed from Champagne Brunch N19ew Member 20 21 22 23
OSreieanfotaotdioBnuffet Dinner & A Show -
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm. 17 18 Hadestown
Craig Whitlock - Sold Out!
10/7 Breakfast in Italian-Themed Book Forum
The Eagle Grill. Sunday Brunch Scotch Tasting
- Sold Out!
10/8 Dinner Service in
The Eagle Grill. Daiquiri Chef's Table
Lounge Closed from - Sold Out!
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10/9 Dinner Service in The Champagne Brunch
Eagle Grill. Daiquiri
Lounge Closed from 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Sunday Brunch Lobster Bake
Fox Conner Society Annual Kids'
10/14 Dinner Service in
& The Eagle Grill 31
10/27 Fall Harvest Brunch
10/30 Dinner Service in The
Eagle Grill. Daiquiri
Lounge Closed from
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm.
EVENTS SNAPSHOT SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
11/5 7:00 pm 1 2 34 5 6
Chef's Table 8 Seafood Buffet Chef's Table Salute to the
Dinner will be Armed Forces
11/6 6:00 pm 9 in the Eagle Grill Gala - Sold Out!
Salute to the Seafood Buffet
Armed Forces Gala New Member
- Sold Out! Orientation
11/9 6:00 pm 7 10 11 12 13
New Member Sunday Brunch U.S. Marine Corps Veterans' Day Mezcal Tasting
Birthday - Cake
Orientation Cutting Ceremony Wine Society
11/10 3:00 pm
U.S. Marine Corps
Birthday - Cake Cutting
11/12 6;00 pm
11/19 11:30 am 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
ANC Lunch Series Patriotic Brunch Seafood Buffet ANC Lunch Series
11/19 7:00 pm Chef's Table
11/25 11:00 am
11/30 6:30 pm 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Elizabeth Becker CShuanmdpayagBnreunBcrhunch Thanksgiving
Book Forum Seafood Buffet Buffet at the Club
DINING CLOSURES Orientation
11/6 Dinner Service in The
Eagle Grill. Daiquiri
Lounge Closed from
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 28 29 30
11/13 Dinner in The Eagle Grill
Sunday Brunch Fox Conner Society Seafood Buffet
The Arm y an d Nav y C lub
The Army and Navy Club is the epitome of elegance in the heart
of Washington, DC. The Club features four gorgeous event
spaces on the second f loor and three beautiful rooms on the
first f loor that can accommodate any party perfectly. With its
historic sophistication, dedicated staff and exceptional menus,
the Club is sure to be the perfect venue for any event!
Director of Events & Catering
There are moments when I feel like it
was just yesterday when I joined the
Club staff as Special Events Coordinator
in January of 2018. Over the last 4 years,
it has been my distinct pleasure to work
with our Special Events Committee
to bring a wide variety of Club Event programming to our
members. Ranging from our popular Book Forum Series to casual
themed Happy Hours in the Eagle Grill, to the Annual Salute to the
Armed Forces Gala - one of my personal favorites - the comments
I have received from members recognizing the efforts of both
the SEC and Club staff, especially over the course of 2020, really
goes to show how the shared sense of camaraderie experienced at
our events, is truly the lifeblood of membership here at the Club.
In my new role as Director of Events and Catering, I am looking
forward to continuing our efforts to bring new and exciting
event concepts to the Club Calendar, as well as focusing on the
private event operations. I believe in providing exceptional
service to our members in all event capacities and will strive to
create memorable event experiences at the Club. Rounding out
the Events and Catering team I’d like to introduce Ms. Chandler
Hadden, our new Catering Manager, and Ms. Donna Rogers,
our new Banquet Manager. Please be sure to give them a warm
Army and Navy Club welcome when you see them around the
Club! My excitement for being a part of this great organization
continues to grow and I thank you for your continued support!
Meet the Team
Chandler Hadden, Catering Manager
Chandler Hadden’s career in the
hospitality world began at 16 at
her neighborhood country club in
Chesterfield, VA where she worked as a
server. Her passion for the hospitality
industry grew at James Madison
University where she worked on campus
in dining services and events and interned at Keswick Hall
in Charlottesville, VA. Upon graduating with a degree in
Hospitality Management, Chandler moved to Northern
Virginia to work in D.C. as the Event Coordinator for
Sulgrave Club on Dupont Circle. In July of 2019, she joined
the Mission Dupont’s team where she planned corporate
and social events for the bar and restaurant group before
rejoining the Club world as our Catering Manager. When
Chandler is away from her desk, she can be found sipping
gin and tonics, planning her next snowboarding trip,
binge-watching Friends, or a combination of the three.
Donna Rogers, Banquet Manager
Donna Rogers is a Banquet Manager who believes
in the power of hospitality. She began her journey in
hospitality by attending Johnson & Wales University
where she earned three degrees; Bachelor’s in Culinary
Arts, Bachelor’s in Baking & Pastry Arts and an MBA
in Hospitality with a concentration in Event Leadership
Management, and now dreams of becoming Social
Secretary in the White House. Her biggest accomplishment to date has been
achieving her first career goal of doing events at The Plaza Hotel in New York
City and being the first female to do it. Donna is originally from New Jersey and
enjoys opportunities for continuing education, travel and sometimes relaxation.
To reserve your date, or to tour the Club, please contact the
ANC Catering Department today!
202-355-0505 | [email protected] | www.armynavyclub.org
CLUB MEMBER OF DISTINCTION // HISTORY VAULT
GENER AL IR A EAKER, U.S. AIR FORCE (RET.) (1896-1987)
Military Aviation Pioneer, Father of the “Mighty 8th AF”, Business Leader, National Security Strategist
By COL Geoffrey G. Prosch, USA (Ret.), Club Historian
Ira Eaker was born of hum- Eaker disagreed. He gained an audience with Churchill
ble roots on a tenant farm at the 1943 Casablanca Conference and successfully ar-
in Field Creek, TX. He at- gued to keep 8th AF bombers flying daylight raids. The
tended Southeastern State value of sustained U.S. daylight, precision bombing was
Teachers College in Durant, validated by Albert Speer, Hitler’s architect and minister of
Oklahoma, and later joined armaments, in a 1976 interview with Eaker. Speer stated,
the Army in 1917 and was “The real importance of the air war consisted in the fact
appointed a 2nd Lieutenant that it opened a second front long before the invasion of
of Infantry. After complet- Europe. That front was the skies over Germany.”
ing flying instruction at Kelly In 1944, Eaker was promoted to Lt. General and took
Field, TX, he became a rated command of the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces. In a
pilot and was commissioned a tribute to those who conducted the Allied bombing raids,
Captain in the Army Air Ser- President Roosevelt later wrote, “Hitler built a fortress
vice in 1920. Eaker was an accomplished pilot and early around Europe, but he forgot to put a roof on it.”
pioneer in military aviation. In 1927, he made a 22,000- Eaker joined The Army and Navy Club in 1946 while still
mile flight around South America, earning him a Distin- on active duty as Deputy Commander of Army Air Forces.
guished Flying Cross, pinned on by President Coolidge. He served as our Club President in 1964. Longtime Club
He established a new world flight endurance record of 150 employee Shirley Norris recalls serving food and drinks
hours with the first plane to plane refueling in 1929. He to avid poker players Ira Eaker and Tooey Spaatz in the
also made the first blind (instruments only) transcontinen- Club Card Room! After retirement in 1947, Eaker became
tal flight from New York to Los Angeles in 1936. a business leader building Hughes Aircraft from $2M in
His early Army aviation mentors included air legends Billy sales in 1947 (and near bankruptcy) to $200M in sales by
Mitchell, Father of the Air Force; Hap Arnold, WWII 1957.
five-star GEN of the Air Force; and Carl "Tooey" Spaatz, After leaving private industry, Eaker became something of
1st Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Eaker earned a degree a modern Paul Revere, using his full-time writing, lectur-
in journalism at the University of Southern California in ing, and lobbying skills to encourage a strong national de-
1933, which helped him to co-author with Hap Arnold fense against the Soviet threat. His nationally syndicated
“This Flying Game” (1936), “Winged Warfare” (1937), weekly column on the responsible uses of air power ap-
and “Army Flyer” (1942). peared in over 1,400 newspapers for 18 years. While Eaker
Early in WWII, Eaker was sent to England to form a U.S. devoted much of his time and energy to lecturing at the
bomber command which soon evolved into the 8th Air War Colleges, he never missed an opportunity to lecture
Force. Eaker was promoted to Major General and assumed at the Air Force Squadron Officer’s School at Maxell AFB.
command of the 8th Air force in December 1942, growing He would always tell the “youngsters” that “he was a cap-
it at its peak to over 200,000 personnel and 8,000 planes. tain for 15 years and that it was with them that his heart
He personally led the first B-17 heavy bomber raid over lay.” In 1972, at age 76, he became the founding President
the European Continent. He organized daylight precision of the U.S. Strategic Institute and launched the quarterly
bombing raids against high value German targets includ- “Strategic Review.” He held the U.S. Strategic Institute
ing submarine and fighter bases, aircraft and ball bearing board meetings at our Club.
factories, and petroleum facilities. In 1942 and ‘43, both In 1985 Congress passed special legislation, promoting
the 8th AF and the RAF, which was conducting night the 89-year-old Eaker to 4-star General. Ira Eaker died
bombing operations, sustained extremely high casualties. in 1987 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. ◄
Winston Churchill argued for having all bombing follow
the RAF strategy of night time raids over the continent.
16 | THE DISPATCH
European Campaign of the Eighth Air Force
By Col Eugene P. Gay, USAF (Ret.), Chairman, Special Events Committee
During World War II, the Eighth Air Force earned a reputation Strategic Air Command (SAC). That base assignment lasted until
as a great warfighting organization. Originally, the U.S. Army November 1950, when SAC transferred the Eighth to Carswell
Air Forces activated the Eighth at Savannah, Georgia, on 28 Jan- AFB (formerly Fort Worth Army Air Field), Texas.
uary 1942 with three major subordinate units: the VIII Bomber In 1965, Eighth Air Force entered combat again, this time in
Command (BC), the VIII Fighter Command (FC), and the VIII Southeast Asia. At first, the Eighth deployed its B-52 bomber
Ground Air Services Command (GASC). and KC-135 tanker units from the U.S. to operating bases in
The modern day Eighth Air Force traces its lineage to the VIII Guam, Okinawa and Thailand. Then in April 1970, SAC moved
BC, which came to life on 1 February 1942 at Langley Field, the Eighth to Andersen AFB, Guam, to take over the direction
Virginia. About 23 February, the VIII BC moved to England, of all bombing and refueling operations in Southeast Asia. The
first to Daws Hill and later to High Wycombe, where it estab- intensive bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong during 11 days in
lished its wartime headquarters in the Wycombe Abbey school December 1972, known as Linebacker II, was but one highlight
for girls. On 22 February 1944, the Army reorganized its Air of those war years. Importantly, the Eighth's bombing effective-
Forces in Europe by renaming Eighth Air Force as the United ness influenced the North Vietnamese to end hostilities. After
States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (now known as the United the Southeast Asian war, Eighth Air Force moved on 1 January
States Air Forces in Europe). That same day, the VIII BC became 1975 to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.
Eighth Air Force. Since 1994, the Eighth has participated in a string of contingen-
During World War II, under the leadership of such generals as cy operations, such as the 1996 Operation Desert Strike against
Ira Eaker and Jimmy Doolittle, the VIII BC (then Eighth Air Iraq, the 1998 Operation Desert Fox against Iraq, which fea-
Force) formed the greatest air armada in history. By mid-1944, tured the B-1B in its combat debut, and 1999 Operation Allied
the unit had a total strength of more than 200,000 people, and Force against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which involved
it could send more than 2,000 four-engine bombers and 1,000 the B-2A Spirit in its first combat. The Allied Force campaign
fighters on a single mission against enemy targets in Europe. also marked the Eighth's return to Europe and the participation
For this reason, Eighth Air Force is commonly known as the of U.S. bombers in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's
"Mighty Eighth." (NATO) first combat operation. Altogether, the Eighth's bomb-
From May 1942 to July 1945, the Eighth planned and precisely ers flew 325 sorties to drop over 7 million pounds of ordnance on
executed America's daylight strategic bombing campaign against enemy targets in that campaign.
Nazi-occupied Europe, and in doing so the organization com- While posturing itself for that mission change, the Eighth also
piled an impressive war record. That record, however, carried a supported Operation Enduring Freedom against terrorists in Af-
high price. For instance, the Eighth suffered about half of the ghanistan, and Noble Eagle for the homeland defense of Amer-
U.S. Army Air Force's casualties (47,483 out of 115,332), includ- ica. Throughout the first six months of Enduring Freedom, the
ing more than 26,000 dead. The Eighth's brave men earned Mighty Eighth's bombers were instrumental in the destruction
17 Medals of Honor, 220 Distinguished Service Crosses, and of key targets and illusive enemy forces in Afghanistan. With
442,000 Air Medals. The Eighth's combat record also shows each step through 2002, the Eighth continues to add more feats
566 aces (261 fighter pilots with 31 having 15 or more victories to its growing legacy.
and 305 enlisted gunners), over 440,000 bomber sorties to drop Today Headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport,
697,000 tons of bombs, and over 5,100 aircraft losses and 11,200 LA, Eighth Air Force continues to serve the nation as one of two
aerial victories. active-duty numbered air forces in Air Force Global Strike Com-
After the war in Europe, the Mighty Eighth moved to Okinawa mand. ◄
in July 1945, where the unit started to train new bomber groups
for combat against Japan. The Japanese, however, surrendered be- Information Sources: Air Force Global Strike Command and
fore the Eighth's first combat sortie in the Pacific. In June 1946, Eighth Air Force Historical Association.
the headquarters relocated to MacDill Field, FL, to join the new
17 | OCTOBER 2021
LIBRARY TRUST // UPDATE LIBR A RY
A Letter from the Library Trust Chairman
ART AND LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
MG John D. Altenburg, USA (Ret.)
There are many fronts to work simultaneously as we improve The Army and Navy Club Library. One of our tasks
(read librarian Will Andersen into the rhetorical “our”) is proper care of the Library's special collections. “Special
collections” is a library term for holdings outside the general book collection, including rare and otherwise
valuable books, manuscript material, and additional media.
Special collections materials at the ANC Library include service academy yearbooks and class histories, Navy
cruise books, deployment books, unit histories, base histories, and after-action reports, in addition to some
antiquarian books. We also have a few manuscript collections, such as the Reginald W. Okie collection of Civil
War stereographs and the personal archive of Navy SEAL founder Roy Boehm - both digitized and available on
the Library Trust website: https://collections.armynavyclub.org/special-collections/.
Special collections are frequently among a library’s most significant assets. This creates an ongoing negotiation
between the library’s long-term interest of preserving valuable, often fragile material and the importance of
providing members access to it (why, after all, have a library?). Today, thanks to the combination of online and
scanning technology, the original material can be safely protected from further damage while still being made
freely - and, in a sense, more widely - available in digital form.
As many Club members know, the Library has a fine collection of yearbooks from the U.S. Military and Naval
Academies. Many of the older volumes in our collection are falling apart from overuse and must be moved into
secure shelves to ensure continued preservation. However, they have been digitized by the libraries of those
schools - the Howitzers through 1949, and the Lucky Bags through 1970. These will be made available by direct
links through the Library Trust website in the upcoming months. Similarly, the Third Army after-action report, a
scarce two-volume work published in 1945 that is another favorite among our Club members, had to be removed
from public access due to its deteriorating condition - having lost, for instance, 6 out of the 14 maps in its oversize
map supplement. This volume is available for viewing by request from the Librarian. But it has also been digitized
by other libraries and we will soon make it available via weblink from the Library Trust website.
Other kinds of volumes named above are in process of being gathered together - many removed from the general
circulating collection - and properly cataloged and housed, either in the existing locking bookshelves or in the
Librarian's Office. Not all special-collections materials can be made available online, of course, but in time
they will all be inventoried and listed on the Library Trust website, with finding aids produced in the case of
manuscript collections, in order to ensure and enhance proper access for all our Club members.
We close as always with our gentle reminder of how much we depend on your generosity. We have drawn on our
Library Trust Fund these past few months as Will Andersen takes the library itself to new levels of competence
and facilitates its use by our members. Please continue your important - critical - support of our Library Trust
as we expand our investment in the library improvements. Thanks again to all!
18 | THE DISPATCH
Reginald W. Okie Collection of Civil War Stereographs
Interior of Fort Sumter Battle of Shiloh Confederate prisoners captured by
General Sheridan at Five Forks
The Arrival of General Anderson to Passengers boarding a ship near
Inaugurate the Raising of the Old Flag City Point, Virginia
Personal Archive of Navy SEAL Founder Roy Boehm
Lieutenant Commander Roy H. Boehm
staff and field sword
Boehm's Honorable Discharge, 1951 Document appointing Boehm a Lieutenant Original photographs of
and a Photocopy of the cover of Boehm's in the United States Navy, 1962 training exercises
book "First Seal"
The Army and Navy Club
901 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-2503
10.8.21 | 6-8 pm
Ballroom | $35++ per person
Includes hors d’oeuvres and a selection of wine and beer. cocktails available by chit.
For reservations, please contact chandler hadden at 202-355-0525.
Join us for a cocktail reception and presentation hosted by the Special Events Committee featuring a
display of models supplied by the Washington Ship Model Society, the oldest continuously active ship
model club in America. Members of the WSMS will lead a discussion on the hobby where you can learn
about the different types of ship models, their historical significance and enjoy an evening of camaraderie!