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Former CNO Meets USS George H.W. Bush's CPOs

| September 25, 2013

Admiral Vern Clark, U.S. Navy (Ret.).
Photo courtesy of Chad McQueen.

As a military-friendly school, Regent University nurtures a strong connection with active duty members of the armed forces, veterans and military families. The university recently hosted a group of newly promoted Chief Petty Officers from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush as part of a VIP event on the 12th anniversary of 9/11.

Admiral Vern Clark, U.S. Navy (Ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations, met with the group, which also included regional business leaders and members of Regent's Board of Trustees. Clark focused his remarks toward the military attendees, explaining to the Navy's newest Chief Petty Officers his understanding of "covenant leadership." Clark told the sailors, "Leadership is the key to every human endeavor."

"Admiral Clark's speech was very personal and informative," said Chief Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Brandi Heath. "His experience and perspective helped me understand new ways to apply leadership to the deckplates and how that has a positive effect on our retention."

Clark also highlighted, for those unfamiliar with the military, the vital role of a Chief Petty Officer and how selection to this rank is one of the most prominent achievements in all of the military.

"We were honored to host these emerging military leaders to meet and learn from our distinguished professor of government & leadership, Admiral Vern Clark, who regularly meets with our military and student veterans to talk about leadership and policy issues," said David Boisselle, Regent's director of military & veterans affairs. "Regent is proud to be able to offer outstanding faculty to our regional partners and friends like the USS George H. W. Bush."

Learn more about Military & Veterans Affairs at Regent.


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