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Capt. Mark Adamshick, USN, Ph.D.Monday, March 11, 2013 (Bronx, NY) – Capt. Mark Adamshick, USN, Ph.D., who was the Head Aviation Warfare Policy Officer to the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon before retiring, will address the Hostos Student Leadership Academy on March 15. Capt. Adamshick is currently the Chair for the Study of Officership at the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic, United States Military Academy, West Point.

Capt. Adamshick is visiting on behalf of the Simon Center, which works to educate, train and inspire leaders at West Point. He is the Class of 1969 Chair for the Study of Officership at the Simon Center, and from 2007 to 2011, he was the Director of the Division of Leadership Education and Development and senior military professor of leadership and ethics at the United States Naval Academy.

For the past two years, Capt. Adamshick has served as the keynote speaker and mentor to the faculty delegates who attend the National Conference on Ethics in America at West Point.

A graduate of the Naval Academy, Class of 1981, he was a commissioned officer in the United States Navy for 30 years. He is a resident of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY, along with his wife and three children. He is a Naval Flight Officer and Naval Test Pilot School graduate (Class „93) and has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours in over 25 different aircraft.

A “TOPGUN” graduate, Capt. Adamshick has over 1,000 carrier arrested landings in fighter aircraft and has flown over 100 combat missions over Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia. He has commanded an F-14D “Tomcat” squadron (VF-213) and an F-18E/F “Super Hornet” squadron (VFA-122) and was the operations officer of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-70.

He has served in a variety of high level staff positions, including the deputy flag officer assignment officer to the Chief of Naval Personnel and the head aviation warfare policy officer to the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon.

Capt. Adamshick has a master‟s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He earned his Ph.D. in policy studies, specializing in management, finance and leadership, from the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy.

Jason Libfeld, Student Leadership Coordinator at Hostos, said this is a wonderful opportunity to have one of the finest leaders in our nation come to visit Hostos and share his great mind, experience and leadership training with the talented student leaders who are members of the Hostos Student Leadership Academy.

“Captain Adamshick provides leadership and ethics training to the 4,400 cadets who attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, where cadets are prepared to serve their country and be the finest leaders in the world,” Libfeld said.

For more information on the National Conference on Ethics in America at West Point, go to http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/sdem/sla_ncea.html.

About Hostos Community College:
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system, was founded in 1968. In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY‟s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in 1970 to more than 7,000 students in 2012. The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit www.hostos.cuny.edu

Media Contact: Soldanela Rivera - srlopez@hostos.cuny.edu Rich Pietras – rpietras@hostos.cuny.edu Phone: 718-518-6872 or 917-627-9097 or 718-518-6513

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