Post 'Bloc' Conference

Service notes

April 14, 1991

"Beyond Bloc Politics" is the topic for the 31st annual Foreign Affairs Conference that runs from April 15 through 18 at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Jim Hoagland, Pulitzer Prize-winning chief foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, will be the conference keynote speaker. Hoagland and other nationally-known speakers will address more than 200 delegates representing approximately 180 colleges and universities from the United States and 15 foreign countries.

Dr. Catherine Kelleher, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, will address the conference Monday, April 15 at 3:45 p.m.; The Honorable Marrack Goulding, United Nations undersecretary general for special political affairs, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16; and Hoagland will deliver the keynote address at 8:45 that evening.

Admiral Leon Edney, commander in chief of the U.S. Atlantic Command, will give the international affairs address at 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 17.

This year's conference includes a panel discussion on"American Policy in a World Beyond Bloc Politics." The discussion, moderated by Assistant Professor Stephen D. Wrage, a political scienceprofessor at the academy, is scheduled on opening day of the conference, at 7:30 p.m. April 15. Panel members are Michael Vlahos, director of the Center for the Study of Foreign Policy at the State Department; James Fallows, Washington editor of the Atlantic Monthly Magazine; and Dr. George Quester, visiting Olin professor at the academy's political science department.

A wrap-up session and commentary is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18. All conference addresses and the panel discussion will be in the Mahan Hall Auditorium.

The heart of the conference is a series of round table discussions which extend over four days. Naval Academy midshipmen, together with senior participants from industry, academia, the armed services and the diplomatic corps will moderate the round tables, each of which includes 13 to 18 student delegates. These discussions are not open to the public.


The following area servicemen recently completed basic military training:

* Private Richard L. Jansen Jr., son of Richard L. Jansen of Laurel and Eveyln D. Jansen of Glen Burnie, completed training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

* Marine private firstclass Shawn T. Hughes, son of Brenda D. Monaghan of Edgewater and John T. Hughes of Annapolis, completed training at Marine Corps RecruitDepot, Parris Island, S.C. He is a 1990 graduate of South River HighSchool.

* Marine private first class, Daniel P. Verrette, son of Danny and Bobbie Verrette of Pasadena, completed training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

* Private Sherri R. Straughter, niece of Chief Master Sergeant James R. and Gail M. Straughter of Fort George G. Meade, completed training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Sheis a 1990 graduate of George G. Meade Senior High School.

* Private Kelly L. Faudree, daughter of Deborah I. Ritchie of West River, completed training at Fort Jackson, S.C. She is a 1990 graduate of Southern Senior High School.


Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Calvin J. Mack has been named Military Airlift Command Outstanding senior noncommissioned officer of the year. He was also named the 22nd Air Force and 375th Military Airlift Wing senior noncommissioned officer of the year

The selection was based on the individual's exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, significant self-improvement and other accomplishments.

He is the son of Calvin and Christine Mack of Glen Burnie and a 1972 graduate of Andover High School in Linthicum.


Marine Staff Sergeant Wardell A. Mackall, son of Edith Mackall of Baltimore,recently received the Navy Achievement Medal.

He received the decoration for his superior performance of duty while stationed with 9thMarine Expeditionary Force, Fleet Marine Force Pacific.


Captain Daniel T. Loscudo recently participated in U.S.compliance in support of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty in Germany.

Participants assisted in the retrieval of Pershing-II missile equipment which will be destroyed under provisions of the treaty. They also participated in the inactivation ceremony of the 4th Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, Bismark Kaserne, Germany.

Loscudo is theson of Louis J. and Pauline D. Loscudo of Amarillo, Texas.

His wife, Joyce, is the daughter of William F. and Francis Winters of Severn.


Army Private Eric R. Armstrong has beenrecalled to active duty in support of Operation Dessert Storm.

Armstrong, an infantryman, has been assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

He is the son of Gail L. and Robert D. Armstrong of Arnold, and a 1985 graduate of Broadneck High School.


Private Keith E. Toler has received the Parachutist Badge for completing the three-week airborne course at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the first week of training, students underwent a rigorous physical training program and instruction in the theory of parachuting. The second week, they received practical training by jumping from 34-foot and 250-foot towers. The final week they made five static-line jumps including one night jump.

Toleris the son of Hazel M. Toler and stepson of Donn J. Shallcross of Glen Burnie.

He is a 1989 graduate of Glen Burnie Senior High School.


Private Frank T. Nolan has completed a light-wheel vehicle mechanic course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

He is the son of Frank and Dorothy E. Nolan of Severna Park.

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