The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, May 17 with the return of renowned author and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Bing West, analyzes the state of America's war on terror.
Bing West served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Reagan administration. A graduate of Georgetown and Princeton Universities, he served in the Marine infantry. He was a member of the Force Recon team that initiated attacks behind North Vietnamese lines. He wrote the counterinsurgency classic, The Village, that has been on the Commandant's Reading List for 40 years. His books have won the Marine Corps Heritage Prize, the Colby Award for Military History, the VFW Media Award and the General Goodpaster Soldier-scholar Award. He has been on hundreds of patrols and operations throughout Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Bing is a member of St. Crispin's Order of the Infantry and the Council on Foreign Relations.
A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the salon at 6:00 pm. Free for members; $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 401-847-0295, ext. 112 for reservations or register online below.
This spring’s Salon Series is generously sponsored by our Community Partner, MICHAEL HAYES.