Eric writes, "I worked at the U.S. Naval War College as a staff photographer for much of 2012 and during that time I photographed a number of guest speakers. As I sorted through them later, it occurred to me that I could put together a small collection. Some of the photos are of the style that, if they were of a politician or celebrity, might have graced the pages of a newspaper. In others I tried to capture moments that one might overlook. Altogether, I tried to display a facet of military life that people might never know existed."
NEWPORT, R.I. (Oct. 23, 2012) Adm. James Stavridis, commander of U.S. European Command and supreme allied commander, Europe, addresses students from the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and Senior Enlisted Academy during a visit to the NWC. Above him is a photo of Stavridis with Army Gen. Nikolai Makarov, chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Dietrich/Released)
NEWPORT, R.I. (May 8, 2012) U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Professor Emeritus Porter Halyburton holds up a photo of his wife and daughter during a lecture at the NWC about his time as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Halyburton was held captive for seven years in a number of prisons, including the infamous “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hanoi Hilton.” (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Dietrich/Released)
NEWPORT, R.I. (May 10, 2012) Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) Juan Garcia III addresses sailors and Marines during an all-hands meeting at the U.S. Naval War College. Garcia spoke about the 21st Century Sailor and Marine program and the future of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Dietrich/Released)
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NEWPORT, R.I. (August 29, 2012) Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force chief of staff and 1997 U.S. Naval War College (NWC) alum, speaks to international students at the NWC. Kawano visited the NWC as part of a weeklong tour of the United States as a guest of the U.S. Navy chief of naval operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Dietrich/Released)
NEWPORT, R.I. (Sept. 18, 2012) Retired
Air Force Master Sgt. John Almeida, 91, is recognized as the oldest service
member present during the Air Force’s 65th birthday celebration at the U.S.
Naval War College. Almeida is a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the
Vietnam War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric
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