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From U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
Updated June 13, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I. – Arizona senator and former presidential candidate John McCain discussed "America's Global Leadership" during an evening lecture at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), June 12.

The event was co-hosted with Salve Regina University's Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.

McCain served for 22 years in the Navy as a naval aviator and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and National War College in Washington, D.C.

During his time in service he became a prisoner of war for more than five years. Following his release, he returned to the U.S. and continued to serve in the Navy until his retirement in 1981.

McCain has received numerous awards, including the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross, and has been involved with the U.S. Congress and Senate for 30 years in on-going service to the United States.

Photos from the event can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavalwarcollegeri/sets/72157645196951483/.