Images: RI Leaders ‘Cross the Line’ with NAVSTA Newport Experience
Photo by Lindsay Church
Members of the Kappa II class of Leadership Rhode Island (LRI) listen as Thomas Fedyszyn, professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), discusses issues relating to national security at Defense Day 2014 onboard Naval Station (NAVSTA). NAVSTA Newport has hosted LRI visits annually for more than a decade, bringing together leaders from the community with faculty from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Surface Warfare Officer School Command (SWOS) and NWC. The program provides LRI members with the opportunity to experience leadership and operations from the Navy’s point of view. LRI is a nationally-recognized community leadership development organization, composed of 50 to 60 state leaders from a wide range of industry, government and education backgrounds. Their mission is to provide emerging state leaders with the knowledge and access to resources needed to positively affect their communities.