by Gene Sanders, Executive Director
Last night the SNAME Chesapeake Section hosted a dinner featuring guest speaker Howard Berkof, the Deputy Program Manager for the Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office (PMS 406). As the man responsible for planning, management, and integration of numerous unmanned platform and payload programs, it was only natural that there was great interest in his presentation “Unmanned Maritime Systems for the Future Force.”
Five of our SNAME HQ staff headed over to Portofino Restaurant in Arlington, VA to to demonstrate our solidarity, greeting familiar members and meeting new ones (and chatting up a few soon-to-be members as well!) during the lively cocktail reception before dinner. We weren't able to stay for the program, though, as they had already reached maximum capacity and had set up a wait list for this sold out event!
This is just one example of a committed group of SNAME members getting together to network, say hi to old friends, and be treated to a first-rate presentation.
Make sure you listen to the recorded presentation
(a members-only benefit!), and remember to check out our Events Calendar
to find events near you!