NEWPORT, R.I. - Naval Command College (NCC) students appeared live as special guests on CNN’s “Salute to Troops” while visiting the CNN studio in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 6.
While a number of students looked on from the sidelines, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Todd Lacy and Royal Canadian Naval Reserve Cmdr. Marta Mulkins, spoke with CNN anchor Robin Meade during the weekday morning show “Morning Express.”
Lacy described the NCC program and thanked his family for their support. Mulkins took the opportunity to salute the international troops serving around the world as well as her husband and brother, who are also in the military.
As part of the U.S. Naval War College’s International Programs curriculum, students participate in a Field Studies Program that introduces them to all aspects of American society, in this case the role of a free press.
The objective of field studies travel is to illustrate how the United States functions in all respects including democratic ideals of elected government, internationally recognized human rights, free enterprise, judicial system, industry, diversity of society, press, political parties and interest groups, media and civil-military relations.
Begun in 1956, NCC’s vision is to foster knowledge, friendship, and cooperation among navies from around the world. In so doing, NCC not only educates these officers in planning, decision making, strategic analysis, and naval and joint military operations but greatly strengthens understanding and builds trust and confidence between American and international officers.