Houston Maritime Museum presents HMM History Lecture Series: Inside Reagan's Navy
Chase Untermeyer will discuss his book Inside Reagan's Navy, an up-close narrative of Untermeyer's experience in the Pentagon. The work is interwoven with descriptions of events and people, humorous anecdotes, and telling quotations.
In March 1983, President Reagan offered Untermeyer an appointment as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy. In the following year the President named Untermeyer Assistant Secretary for Manpower & Reserve Affairs. In this position, Untermeyer took charge of all personnel issues affecting nearly one million sailors and Marines and a third of a million civilian workers.
Inside Reagan's Navy paints a portrait of official Washington during the Reagan years, with its politics and personalities. Untermeyer offers a unique view into the period of naval expansion and the end of the Cold War era.