Monthly Meetings

Upcoming Monthly Meetings:

  • January 26th, 2018: 20180126 - Regular Meeting - TBD

    Friday, January 26, regular meeting, 11:30 am, Park City Club

  • February 23rd, 2018: 20180223 - Monthly Meeting - TBD

    Friday, February 23, regular meeting, 11:30 am, Park City Club

  • March 10th, 2018: 20180310 - Annual SOY/JSOY Banquet

    Saturday, March 10, Annual SOY/JSOY Banquet, Fort Worth, NAS JRB FW. (We co-host this evening with the Fort Worth Council.) More details forthcoming.

  • March 23rd, 2018: 20180323 - Monthly Meeting - TBD

    Friday, March 23, regular meeting, 11:30 am, Park City Club. (Note: this is one week early to avoid Easter weekend.)


Past Monthly Meetings

  • December 1st, 2017: 201712 - NO Meeting This Month
  • November 18th, 2017: 20171118 - 10th Annual Fundraising BBQ & Auction

    The Dallas Council of the Navy League cordially invites you to an Evening of Food, Fun, and Entertainment!

    18 N O V E M B E R, 2 0 1 7
    Saturday Evening • 6:00-9:00 PM • Frontiers of Flight Museum • Dallas, Texas

    10th Annual Fundraising BBQ & Auction

    Help honor our adopted unit –
    VR-59
    The Lone Star Express

    Special Guests from
    NAS/JRB Fort Worth

    EVENT FEATURES:
    Access to the Amazing Frontiers of Flight Museum
    100,000 sq ft of Aircraft and Space Memorabilia
    US Naval Sea Cadets – Honor Guard
    USNSCC Forrestal Squadron and Halsey Battalion

    Musical Entertainment by the Dave Tanner Trio
    Live and Silent Auction / Fun Participation Events
    Funding Council Activities throughout the year

    Food and Beverage by Dickey’s Famous BBQ
    Doors Open at 5:30 PM for Museum Experience
    Open Bar / Dinner Service begins at 6:15 PM

    TICKET INFORMATION:
    $ 50 per person (Adult)
    $ 25 per person (Active Duty Military,
    Uniformed and World War II Vets)
    Payable in Advance or At Door

    Attire: Seasonal Casual

    RSVP – Pre-Register:
    Deadline: November 13, 2017
    Contact: Cheryl Carathers
    E-Mail: [email protected]
    Phone: (972) 727-8569

    Make checks payable to Navy League and mail to P.O. Box 670691, Dallas, TX 75367

    Flyer, Attendance Form, and Sponsorship Levels (PDF)

  • October 27th, 2017: 20171027: F-35 program update and video of F-35 carrier ops.

    Thomas V. Halley, Jr.
    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
    Navy F-35C Manager, Customer Engagement

    Mr. Tom Halley is the Navy F-35C Manager for Business Development with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program.

    Mr. Halley, 1981 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BS in Economics, he received his MBA from Austin Peay State University in 1984 and a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Air Force, Air Command and Staff College in 1999. He is also a 2007 University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Executive Course graduate.

    In a 28 year Naval Career, Mr. Halley flew over 4000 flight hours in the venerable A-4 Skyhawk and the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet. He has accumulated over 700 carrier landings and has completed numerous carrier combat deployments in support of world-wide Naval missions. In 2009 he was selected as the “Tailhook Aviator of the Year” by the Tailhook Association. During his time in the Navy he has had four command tours to include: Commanding Officer of Strike-Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82), Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic (CSFWL), and Commanding Officer of CREW Composite Squadron One in Baghdad, Iraq where he was in charge of the counter radio-controlled IED efforts for the U.S. Army. His final Navy tour was as the Commanding Officer of the Hampton Roads NROTC Consortium which included: Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, Hampton University and Regent University.

    Mr. Halley joined Lockheed Martin in July of 2013.

  • September 29th, 2017: EMP, The Ultimate Cyber Threat

    Mr. Nilo Castillo is the co-founder and Vice President of The CyberSecurity Information Group, a firm providing Cyber Security and Cyber Intelligence. He has over 20 years of Cyber Security, and management experience. Mr. Castillo is a member of the North Texas Crime Commission, and a member of the Cyber Crime Committee. He’s also a member of the Secret Service North Texas Electronics Crimes Task Force, and the FBI InfraGard. Mr. Castillo has worked for multi-national corporations such as IBM and Computer Associates. He’s on the Advisory Board for the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies at Tarleton State University, and Richland College Digital Forensics & CyberSecurity Program. He has consulted for government agencies, and has participated in Homeland Security Training for other countries. He received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force, and holds an MBA from Amberton University. Mr. Castillo is a frequent speaker on the topics of cyber security and cyber terrorism.

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  • August 25th, 2017: History, missions, and personnel of Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1)

    COL John Page

    COL John PageGraduated Irving High School; enlisted in U.S. Navy; graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy; and commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps.

    Designated a Naval Aviator; served as a CH-53D pilot in fleet squadrons with deployments to Norway, the Mediterranean, the western Pacific, Korea, and Okinawa, Japan.

    Served as the Air Officer for the 2nd Tank Battalion and the III MEF Special Operations Training Group.

    Flew with Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1); earned designation as an aircraft commander in the CH-46, CH-53E, VH-60, VH-3 and as Marine One Aircraft Commander.

    Commanded HMH-462.

    Commanded HMX-1 and served as the Presidential Helicopter Pilot.

    Non-operational assignments included: student at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College; student at the Naval War College; Brand Head on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon; Division Chief in the Installations and Logistics Department at Headquarters, Marine Corps; and faculty member and Marine Corps Chair at the National War College.

  • May 19th, 2017: F-35 program update and video of F-35 carrier ops.

    Thomas V. Halley, Jr.
    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Navy F-35C Manager, Customer Engagement


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    Mr. Tom Halley is the Navy F-35C Manager for Business Development with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program.

    Mr. Halley, 1981 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BS in Economics, he received his MBA from Austin Peay State University in 1984 and a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Air Force, Air Command and Staff College in 1999.

    In a 28 year Naval Career, Mr. Halley flew over 4000 flight hours in the venerable A-4 Skyhawk and the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet. He has accumulated over 700 carrier landings and has completed numerous carrier combat deployments in support of world-wide Naval missions. In 2009 he was selected as the “Tailhook Aviator of the Year” by the Tailhook Association. During his time in the Navy he has had four command tours to include: Commanding Officer of Strike-Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82), Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic (CSFWL), and Commanding Officer of CREW Composite Squadron One in Baghdad, Iraq where he was in charge of the counter radio-controlled IED efforts for the U.S. Army. His final Navy tour was as the Commanding Officer of the Hampton Roads NROTC Consortium which included: Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, Hampton University and Regent University.

    Mr. Halley joined Lockheed Martin in July of 2013.

  • February 24th, 2017: Forrestal Squadron Sea Cadets

    This month’s program highlights our Sea Cadets. The Forrestal Squadron Executive Officer (XO), Lt. Randy Hyde, will speak about the program and we expect several Cadets to join him to speak about their experiences.

  • January 27th, 2017: Colonel Keven W. Matthews, USMC

    “Col. Matthews will speak about his present command and Naval War College experience.”

    Colonel Matthews (USMC)

     

     

    Colonel Keven W. Matthews, USMC
    Commanding Officer, 8th Marine Corps District


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    Colonel Matthews is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. He was commissioned through the Officers’ Candidates Course in April 1992. From April 1993 through July 1995 Colonel Matthews was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines where he served as a rifle platoon commander, rifle company executive officer and anti-armor platoon commander. From 1995 to 1996 he was assigned as a company executive officer in 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion.

    In July 1996 Colonel Matthews was promoted to Captain and assigned to Marine Corps Security Force Company Naval Air Station, North Island until 1998 where he served as a platoon commander, guard officer and executive officer. In 1999, upon completion of the U.S. Army’s Armor Captain’s Career Course, he was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion where he served as a company commander and later as the battalion operations officer. During this period Colonel Matthews was promoted to Major and completed a deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and supported the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNTAET) and Operation Southern Watch.

    In June 2002, Colonel Matthews assumed command of Recruiting Station Albuquerque, New Mexico. Upon successful completion of thirty-six months in command, Colonel Matthews was assigned to 3rd Marine Regiment where he completed two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Colonel Matthews served as a Force Development Officer and Iraqi Army Advisor in the Multinational Security Transition Command – Iraq and later as the Executive Officer of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines.

    In 2007 Colonel Matthews was assigned to Marine Corps Forces Pacific where he served in the G-5 as a Southeast Asia Policy Desk Officer and later as the Plans Branch Head. Colonel Matthews was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2008. From 2011 to 2013 Colonel Matthews served as the U.S. Marine Corps Attaché to the U.S. Embassy Singapore. In June 2013 Colonel Matthews assumed command of 1st Battalion, 5th Marines where he deployed with the battalion as the first Marine Air Ground Task Force of Marine Rotational Force Darwin under the United States – Australia Strategic Posture Initiative. From 2015 to 2016 Colonel Matthews was assigned as a student, United States Naval War College where he was promoted to his current rank in July 2015.

    Colonel Matthews’ civilian education includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Pacific, a Masters of Arts in Diplomacy from Norwich University and a Masters of Arts in Strategy and National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval War College.