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Pictured left to right: Captain Blair Guy, Nuclear Reactors, CVN Operations; Captain Walter M. Slaughter, prospective commanding officer of the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN; Captain Brett E. Crozier, prospective commanding officer of the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT; Captain Todd R. Marzano, prospective commanding officer of the PCU JOHN F. KENNEDY, and; Captain Kavon Hakimzadeh, prospective commanding officer of the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, pose in front of the United States Capitol during a May 1, 2019, program hosted by the Stennis Center for Public Service.

This month, incoming commanding officers of the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PCU JOHN F. KENNEDY, and USS HARRY S. TRUMAN visited Capitol Hill. The Stennis Center for Public Service regularly brings prospective commanding officers (PCOs) and Members of Congress together to enhance civil-military relationships.

Prospective commanding officers of the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PCU JOHN F. KENNEDY, and USS HARRY S. TRUMAN meet with U.S. Senator Chris Coons (DE) in Washington, D.C., during a May 1, 2019, program hosted by the Stennis Center for Public Service.

Prospective commanding officers of the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PCU JOHN F. KENNEDY, and USS HARRY S. TRUMAN receive a guided tour of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., during a May 1, 2019, program hosted by the Stennis Center for Public Service.

Others in attendance included Congressional staff members: Phil MacNaughton, House Armed Services Committee; Will Todd, Senate Appropriations Committee, and; Daniel Tilson, Office of U.S. Senator Roger Wicker. Lieutenant Commander Gwen Murphy, Naval Reactors, CVN Tech Rep, also attended the program.

The purpose of the Stennis Center’s Civil-Military programs is to connect Congressional leaders to military leaders and enable them to learn more about military life, values, institutions, and culture. These programs provide meaningful opportunities for military and civilian leaders to engage in dialogue and build relationships that increase awareness and understanding between the military and civilian spheres of responsibility.