May 19, 2022

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Webinar Provided Security Cooperation Update

TPP Executive Director Bonnie Green and RADM Francis “Spanky” Morley

The Patuxent Partnership welcomed RADM Francis “Spanky” Morley — who addressed current Department of the Navy security cooperation efforts, foreign military sales, and international engagements — to its March 23 webinar.

RADM Morley is the director of the US Navy International Programs Office of the Secretary of the Navy.

More than 120 attendees from industry and government, from 19 states, joined the hour-long program. After his presentation, RADM Morley answered questions for 30 minutes.

RADM Morley, a native of Phoenix, AZ, has a B.SC in physics, M.SC in aviation systems, and is a graduate of the US Naval Test Pilot School.

He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, Defense Systems Management College, George Washington University National Security Studies Program and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government National and International Security Program.

His assignments include F/A-18 pilot in Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) USS Independence (CV 62), VFA-83 USS George Washington (CVN 73), VFA-87 command with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). to assuming duty as director, Navy International Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Navy in September 2016, he served as vice commander of Naval Air Systems Command at NAS Patuxent River.

About The Patuxent Partnership

The Patuxent Partnership is a nonprofit member organization that fosters collaboration between government, industry, and academia to advance education through STEM-based initiatives; to advance technology through speaker programs, forums, and networking; to advance science and technology transfer through the exchange of ideas, information, and data related to technologies; and to increase workforce development through an array of initiatives.

To learn more about The Patuxent Partnership and its programs, visit its Leader member page.

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