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MIL 101 'Challenging Uniformity': A Conversation on Diversity in the Military - 03 Dec (12:15pm to 1:20pm) - Robertson Bowl 16
Join us for a conversation with LCDR Art Trejo as he speaks of his own experiences in the Navy, succeeding in his profession as a Latino American. Enlisting as a young Sailor, Art has seen his Navy transform in response to changing policies and has lived the ground-level consequences (good and bad) of those changes. He will soon become the executive officer of a U.S. Destroyer, followed by taking command the following year. This assignment is the pinnacle of achievement in the Navy. Join us in hearing his story of how he has gotten there as a minority member, and how he has overcome the challenges he has faced along the way.
A native of El Monte, California, Art was commissioned in 2005 as a Navy nuclear surface warfare officer. He is a Lieutenant Commander and has deployed on a variety of warships including aircraft carriers, a guided missile destroyer, and an amphibious assault ship. Additionally, he has served on two overseas tours; forward-deployed out of Sasebo, Japan and embedded with the Canadian Navy under an exchange program where he was their representative to NATO. He has been selected to be a captain of a Navy warship and looks forward to command-at-sea of the USS Bulkeley (DDG 106) following his MPP studies at Princeton. Prior to enrolling at Princeton, he worked for two years as a nuclear reactor safety inspector for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He holds a B.S. degree in Astrophysics from UCLA. His wife Amanda and him are proud parents to three great kids, Remi, Phoenix, and Gia.
About CISS MIL 101:
The Military 101 Lunch-timer series raises awareness and understanding of what services the military and its respective branches provide for our country’s national security and provides a background in basic “military literacy” for students who would like to learn more about the military, but may not have the background to feel comfortable with military terminology, operations, and culture.
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