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National Security Expert Talks About Electric Grid, Threats March 21


Report describes vulnerabilities to the nation’s electric grid and identifies solutions. Nevada can contribute to national security with additional clean energy policies.

Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, U.S. Navy (retired).

Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, U.S. Navy (retired), Vice Chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board, is the featured speaker at the National Security Forum ’s breakfast Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Sands Regency Hotel & Casino, 345 N Arlington Ave, Reno.

The CNA Military Advisory Board (MAB) is an elite group of retired three- and four-star flag and general officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps that studies pressing issues of the day to assess their impact on America’s national security.

Admiral Gunn will present the key finds of the CNA’s report “National Security and Assured U.S. Electrical Power” which describes vulnerabilities to the nation’s electric grid and identifies solutions, including clean energy and distributed energy generation–topics also being explored by Nevada’s legislature and other policymakers.

Persons interested in attending the March 21, 2019 presentation by Admiral Gunn should register online at www.nationalsecurityforum.org. Breakfast is $30 for the public, $20 for members of the NSF, $10 for students with ID and military personnel in uniform, and free for WWII veterans. Breakfast service and registration open at 7:45 a.m. Admiral Gunn’s presentation starts at 9:00 a.m.

About Admiral Gunn

Vice Admiral Lee F. Gunn, USN (Ret.), Vice Chairman, CNA’s Military Advisory Board, served for 35 years in the U.S. Navy. His last active duty assignment was Inspector General of the Department of the Navy where he was responsible for the Department’s overall inspection program and its assessments of readiness, training, and quality of service.

Serving in the Surface Navy in a variety of theaters, Gunn rose through the cruiser/destroyer force to command the Frigate USS Barbey, then commanded the Navy’s anti-submarine warfare tactical and technical evaluation Destroyer squadron, DESRON 31.

He later commanded Amphibious Group Three. As Commander of PHIBGRU THREE, he served as the Combined Naval Forces Commander and Deputy Task Force Commander of Combined Task Force United Shield, which conducted the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeeping forces from Somalia.

Adm Gunn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Experimental and Physiological Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

About the National Security Forum

The National Security Forum of Northern Nevada (NSF) is a non-partisan educational organization to promote discussion regarding critical national security issues facing the United States as well as northern Nevada. We hold monthly breakfast programs at the Sand’s Regency Hotel Casino. Learn more at NationalSecurityForum.org

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