We are happy to announce The USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) Commissioning Committee is inviting you to join them at the Union League Club of Chicago as they welcome former Secretary of the Navy John Dalton for a discussion of his new book, At the Helm: My Journey with Family, Faith, and Friends to Calm the Storms of Life. From modest beginnings to Secretary of the Navy, John Dalton’s life is an inspirational story filled with successes and failures in both the public and private sectors and how he navigated through them.
Tickets are required for this event, CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket. Luncheon service begins at 12 p.m. sharp, followed by the program and audience Q&A. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
More About the Book: At the Helm traces John Dalton's journey from modest beginnings in Louisiana to traveling the world and working across private and public sectors and four presidential appointments all culminating in his appointment as the 70th Secretary of the Navy. As Secretary of the Department of the Navy, including both Navy and Marine Corps, Dalton had to weather the storm of the Tailhook controversy, navigate through the Naval Academy cheating scandal, manage the new policies of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and women serving in combat. His record with these situations shines as a model of ethical leadership during crises. John Dalton has created an account of his life for posterity, and to encourage others at this challenging juncture in American history. His memoir recounts his experiences and the bedrock values which shaped him and the hard lessons he received from them, including the essence of principled leadership.
More About the Author: John H. Dalton served as the 70th Secretary of the Navy and was recognized by the National Security Caucus as their 1997 International Security Leadership Award recipient. Secretary Dalton attended Louisiana State University one year before attending the US Naval Academy where, as Deputy Brigade Commander (the Brigade number two ranking position), he graduated with distinction in 1964. He was inducted into the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Trinity College. In July 1993, President Clinton nominated him as Secretary of the Navy where he served for five and a half years. In 2016, he received the Distinguished Graduate Award from the Naval Academy and was also named an honorary Canon of the Washington National Cathedral. He and his wife, Margaret, reside in Washington.
This program is presented in collaboration with the Naval Submarine League; Navy League of the United States and its Illinois Chapters: Aurora Council, Chicago Council, Glenview Council, and Lake County Council; United States Naval Institute; and U.S. Submarine Veterans, Inc.
From modest beginnings to Secretary of the Navy, John Dalton’s life is an inspirational story filled with successes and failures in both the public and private sectors and how he navigated through them.
John Dalton's life is an inspirational American success story.