ASNE Flagship Section Hears Dr. Thomas Cooper On Military R&D Programs

The Flagship Section of American Society of Naval Engineers held its fourth meeting of the 1977-78 technical program year at the Officers' Club of the National Naval Medical Hospital, Bethesda, Md.

Following the social hour and dinner, which were enjoyed by approximately 90 members and guests, vice chairman James Schuler opened the meeting by welcoming all those in attendance.

Vice chairman Schuler also acted as moderator for the technical program and introduced Dr.

Thomas Cooper, who is assistant professor at the Post Graduate School, Monterey, Calif., but is presently serving as ASME Fellow on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee. The subject of Dr. Cooper's talk was "An Overview of Congressional Perspectives on DOD Research and Development Programs." Through the use of visual aids, Dr. Cooper introduced the audience to the numerous military R&D programs under the cognizance of the House Sub-Committee, of which he is a staff member. Dr. Cooper highlighted the significant present and future weapons systems being evaluated by the Army, Air Force and Navy with a unique insight and commentary. The membership achieved a fuller understanding of the magnitude of the overall military R&D program and budget from a Congressional viewpoint.

After the formal presentation, Dr. Cooper responded to numerous questions directly related to the Navy and sea-power aspects of the R&D budget. At the conclusion of the question and answer period, vice chairman Schuler presented Dr. Cooper with the Section's Certificate of Appreciation, and he received a standing ovation for his excellent presentation.

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