By: LCDR Mark Blaszczyk
We are excited to extend an invitation to Athena West 9.0 on Friday, December 4th at the 32 North Brewing Company from 1200-1500!
For this event, we’ve made it easy for you to let us know you’re coming, thanks to Eventbrite. You can RSVP here.
As the first Waterfront event in San Diego since the departure of USS BENFOLD, I am excited to be taking the reins from LTJG Tom Baker and the crew of the BENFOLD and I couldn’t think of a better home than LCSRON ONE for the Athena Project.
As commands go, few spend more time trying to innovate than LCSRON ONE, as we work to develop and establish the revolutionary changes the Littoral Combat Ships represents for the Navy.
But just because LCSRON ONE is focused in the LCS community, it doesn’t mean that Athena West 9.0 won’t be showcasing ideas from across the various communities of the Navy and beyond!
As Athena continues to expand its reach throughout the nation and soon internationally, it is an exciting time here in San Diego as we look to draw on more and more ideas from a more and more diverse community. Athena West 9.0 expects to deliver a diverse group of ideas.
We are always thrilled to connect with anyone who might be inspired by the Project and would like to get involved – message us if you’re interested!
As always, the stage is 100% open to any innovators in the San Diego area, regardless of community or service affiliation, and we still have a couple presenter spots open! So, If you have a big idea that you want to share with our open and accepting network, get a hold of us and come on down to the event to share your idea with kindred spirits!
We’re looking forward to an awesome event, and hope to see the Navy innovation community out in San Diego in two weeks!
LCDR Mark Blaszczyk is the Combat Systems Training Lead in Commander Littoral Combats Ship Squadron One and the co-lead for The Athena Project’s San Diego chapter. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Civil Engineering and Duke University with a Masters in Business Administration.
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