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Sunday, October 18 2015 Luncheon Speaker - Navy Captain Steven Cole - USN

RSVP now for a catered barbeque picnic at beautiful White Rock Lake with a fantastic speaker, Officers Election and ROTC Award Recipients.  We are so honored to have our long awaited Dynamic guest speaker Navy Captain Steven Cole who is a member of our chapter and who is the son of Navy Captain Ben Cole. Steven is just back from Afghanistan and will be speaking at our Sunday, October 18 picnic at White Rock Lake at 2:30 PM. Captain Steven Cole has served as Commanding Officer for various intelligence units, as senior advisor to high level positions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and varied jobs in the corporate world.

He was a Regional Operations & Sales Manager of Sony Corp., Sr. Vice President and Controller for the Dallas Postal Credit Union, and Rockwell International as financial director, auditor, special investigations, manager-contracts & pricing, and subcontract management.

He was subject matter expert for training and curriculum development to the Iraqi Baghdad Police Academy and the Iraqi National Investigations and Information Agency. (NIIA); He worked for AutoNation as Inventory manager/process shared service center. With the U.S. Navy' support to Operation Enduring Freedom, he served most recently as the Senior Advisor and Team Lead for the Afghan Ministry of Interior, Inspector General. 

He has engaged duty as a NCIS Agent regarding U.S. Navy Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) cold case resolution, NCIS Protection/Counter Intelligence Team Leader, Counter Intelligence – North Iraq, and as an NCIS Fraud Investigator; conducting audits of financial institutions regarding identity theft and NCIS Personal Security Officer to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Reserve duty has found this intelligence officer as Deputy Commander at Sea for the International piracy/maritime law enforcement Task Force off the Somalia coast and judicial process advisory for Rule of Law within the Afghan judicial system.

His most recent position in Afghanistan was for the U.S. Navy, Operation Enduring Freedom 2014-2015. He served as Senior Advisor and Team Lead, Afghan Ministry of Interior, Inspector General.

At present he works at Southern Methodist University as the SMU|Guildhall Deputy Director and adjunct Instructor regarding Advanced Interviewing Techniques, Human Behavioral Pattern Analysis, and Advanced Situational Awareness. The topic of his speech will be "Not Everything You Read is the Truth!" He will be sharing his experiences from his last tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and making a plea to MOAA to consolidate our ability to speak for the voters who care about the U.S. military personnel and their families.

This definitely is an event that you won't want to miss. Please mark your calendars to hear our very special speaker, enjoy a picnic catered by Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse and the view at White Rock Lock, one Dallas’ hidden gems.  There are picnic tables, but you may wish to bring your own lawn chairs. Please get your reservations in by Wednesday, October, 14 before the picnic for our final count. Lake Map, Directions and Aerial View.

Directions to Picnic Area at White Rock Lake
From Garland Road either southwest or northeast to Winstead Drive (next to 7-Eleven) go North.  Turn right onto White Rock Road.  Turn left onto W. Lawther Drive at the stop sign. W. Lawther Drive splits at Williamson Road.  Follow Lawther Drive to the right and go under the railroad bridge.  Turn again at first right. Look for the T.P. Hill sign on the right and turn right.

From East Mockingbird Lane either east or west and turn onto Williamson Road heading South. Follow Williamson Road until reaching W. Lawther Drive. Turn left onto W. Lawther Drive and go under the railroad bridge. W. Lawther Drive splits.  Look for the T.P. Hill sign on the right and turn right.

The boat house will be on the right and our picnic area on the left next to the children’s play area.   Click on map image for a larger map and Aerial views.

 Watch the signs for one way and drive past the boat house to the parking lot. Click here for a  Google Map  

Use the reservation coupon or reserve online.  You can even pay by PayPal.

You can also mail the Reservation coupon to
MOAA-GDC Programs, PO Box 515495, Dallas, TX 75251
For more information or to make a phone reservation contact  Dave Schafer at (214) 577-4107
or email moaaschafer@att.net.

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