top of page

Speakers Bureau & Scheduled Engagements

As we endeavor to introduce our USS North Carolina across the state, opportunities to meet with civic and professional groups are welcomed. Presentations range from 30 minutes to one hour. Our speakers roster includes Admiral JR Haley USN (ret) (Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic), Captain Jeff Truitt USNR (submariner & JAG officer), Christopher Perrien (SSN 777 Club Executive Director) and several younger officers who recently left the submarine service.

Upcoming Discussions

Date Organization Location Speaker

March 22 North Raleigh Rotary Greystone Community Center Admiral JR Haley USN (ret)

March 27 Lions Club NCSU Faculty Club Christopher Perrien

March 28 North Hills Rotary North Hills Club Christopher Perrien

May 3 North Raleigh Rotary Greystone Community Center Christopher Perrien

Sept 1 Raleigh Kiwanis Club Highland Methodist Church Christopher Perrien

Christopher Perrien BIO

Christopher Perrien is a 1974 graduate of the United States Naval Academy; a retired Technical Sales Executive with IBM; the Vice President of the USNA’s Triangle Chapter; and the Founder, along with Matthew Cox, of, a service dedicated to veterans in career transition to the Research Triangle Park. A native of New Orleans, Christopher has lived in the RTP since 1985 with his wife, Tessa, and sons, Owen,

a student at Appalachian State, and Lt. Alexander Perrien USN, stationed in Naples, Italy.

Discussion Topics:

- an overview of the USS North Carolina, SSN-777 capabilities and mission; its command and crew

- management and leadership lessons from an entity that spends 180 days underwater on 24/7 duty

- SSN 777 Club’s purpose

bottom of page