ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Meet Captain David Harrison, Base Commander for Naval Weapons Station Earle, at the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society meeting on Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30 pm.  

Captain Harrison will share information and stories about the history and current use of the naval base.  NWS Earle was commissioned in 1943, and includes a 2.9 mile long pier in Sandy Hook Bay as well as bayshore property in Leonardo and a larger inland base in Colts Neck.

He will also talk about environmental and community  initiatives supported by the Navy in Monmouth County communities, and will answer audience questions.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Captain Harrison has served in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he led Navy efforts against radio controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIED.)  Among his many Department of Defense positions, he has worked in Counter-Terrorism Policy and as Deputy Director for Deep Submergence Submarine Rescue and Diving.  He received a Bronze Star and three Joint Meritorious Unit Awards for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and also holds a Masters Degree in civil and environmental engineering from Tufts University.

Meet Captain David Harrison at the Atlantic Highlands Senior Center in the Municipal Harbor on Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30 pm.  This free talk is sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society.  Light refreshments will be served.