Monterey Bay Defense Alliance June 2018 Breakfast
The third Monterey Bay Defense Alliance (MBDA) breakfast meeting will be held in the Steinbeck 3 Conference Room at the Monterey Conference Center on Friday, June 29, from 7:30-9:45 AM. Rear Admiral Jon White, USN (Ret.), former Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy and current President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, and Commander Erin Acosta, USN, current Executive Officer of Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC), will be the featured speakers. Admiral White will describe how several ocean-related institutions in the Monterey Bay Area can play a vital role in Ocean Security, which is defined as the confluence of ocean science and global security concerns, including homeland security, national security, economic security, food security, water security, energy security and human health. As a closely related topic, Commander Acosta will provide an overview of FNMOC and discuss its many contributions to the U.S. national effort in operational weather and ocean prediction.
MBDA is a volunteer group organized by the City of Monterey with a mission to preserve and promote the extraordinary network of leading national security assets in the Monterey Bay Area, which we call the Monterey Bay National Security Cluster (MBNSC). The breakfast is the second in a series of meetings intended to encourage dialogue among local community leaders and the leaders of the MBNSC institutions. The goal is to increase awareness, promote collaboration and help create a more robust and resilient national security presence here. Team Monterey, the Department of Defense (DoD) organizations that comprise the core of the MBNSC, employs over 15,000 people and contributes more than $1.4 billion in direct local payroll. With a much larger total economic impact, national security is one of the four main pillars of the Monterey Bay economy, along with agriculture, tourism and education.
The cost for this event, which includes a full breakfast at the Conference Center, is $30 per person for uniformed military and $40 per person for all others. Seating is limited, so please register and pay as soon as possible, but no later than June 26.
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940