2011-03-31 / News

Retired officer speaks at Central Baptist

Ronald Ratcliff, a member of the Naval War College’s National Security Affairs Department faculty, will speak about his recent twomonth assignment in Afghanistan on Sunday, April 3, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. The event is free and open to the public.

A Jamestown resident, Ratcliff served as special adviser to the regional commander in southwestern Afghanistan to develop a regional anti-corruption strategy for the Helmand and Nimroz provinces.

Ratcliff joined the Naval War College’s faculty in June 2000 after graduating with highest distinction from the institution. A career surface warfare officer, he retired after 31 years of active naval service in July 2003.

He received a Ph.D. in humanities from Salve Regina University in 2008. He also holds a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies, a master’s degree in finance and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

For more information, call 423- 1651.

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