Shifley Lecture Series  


This lecture series is funded by the Class of 1950 Museum Endowment in recognition of the significant contribution made to the Endowment by the Shifley Trust.

VADM Ralph Shifley was a highly decorated naval aviator. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1933, he was designated a naval aviator in 1937. He participated in WWII operations against the Japanese at New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, the Palaus, and the Philippines. He was awarded the Navy Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross.

All lectures are held at 1230 in the 2nd floor theater of Preble Hall (the Museum)


  • September 10: Dr. Bernard Cole, (CAPT, USN, Ret) The Great Wall at Sea: China’s Navy in the 21st Century
  • October 2: Dr. Daniel Green, Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with Al-Qaeda
  • October 17: Dr. David Ulbrich, From Belleau Wood to Guadalcanal: Thomas Holcomb and Modernizing the Marine Corps
  • November 6: CAPT Bobbie Scholley, (USN Ret) Raising the USS Monitor


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