The Coronado Public Library continues its commemoration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation with a talk by author George Galdorisi based on his book, "Leave No Man Behind: The Saga of Combat Search and Rescue" to be held Saturday October 15 at 11:00am in the Library Winn Room. George Galdorisi will talk about the evolution of combat search and rescue and in particular its use during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The lecture complements the Coronado Library's current exhibit on Naval Aviation during the Korean and Vietnam War eras.
George Galdorisi is Director of the Corporate Strategy Group at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific where he helps direct the Center’s efforts in strategic planning and corporate communications. Prior to joining SSC Pacific, he completed a 30-year career as a naval aviator, culminating in 14 years of consecutive experience as executive officer, commanding officer, commodore, and chief of staff. He is a 1970 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds a Masters Degree in Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego. Galdorisi graduated from both the Naval War College’s College of Command and Staff and the College of Naval Warfare, and in 1994 he received the Naval War College’s Admiral John Hayward Award for Academic Achievement. Additionally, he is a graduate of MIT Sloan School’s Program for Senior Executives.
The Coronado Public Library has organized and presented a series of exhibits covering the 100 years of Naval Aviation history. The current exhibit, "New Challenges for Naval Aviation, 1950-1975 covers the Korean Vietnam wars. The talk by George Galdorisi is free of charge.
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