RINGKNOCKER Virtual Meetup #25 with Matt Murphy
My classmate Matt Murphy (USNA ’95) was ready to spend his career babysitting nuclear reactors and Trident ICBMs in the Silent Service. He graduated with high marks from the Naval Academy’s Systems Engineering program, sailed through Nuclear Power School, nailed his division officer tour, and started a plum job at the Pentagon that fit nicely with his strategic billet in the US Navy DC Intern program.
This placed Matt right down the hall on September 11, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon building at a speed of over 500 knots, vaporizing the 59 people (and 5 hijackers) aboard the plane and instantly killing 125 people on the ground.
Matt’s experiences that day changed the course of his career, leading him down a path that ultimately involved him in the biggest decisions about what kinds of wars we will fight in the future, and how we will fight them.
This week, Matt Murphy will share his view from the ground at the Pentagon on 9/11, as well as his thoughts about how that shared experience continues to drive our approach to warfighting today.
DON’T MISS THIS ONE!