The Naval Order of the United States - Continental Commandery cordially invites viewers to click on the link to the collection of all Videos page of the Continental Commandery channel to have easy access to all of the videos. The videos include the short bio or summary content that is on the web site.
Please see the list below of the individual links to the virtual lectures on the new Continental Commandery YouTube Channel.
Inaugural Virtual History Lecture
10th Archivist of the United States / Navy Vietnam Veteran
Mr. David Ferriero
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Lively discussion between the Continental Commandery Commander and the National Archivist about the role of the National Archives, the history of the Archives, and a perspective on the collection.
June 2020 - Virtual History Lecture
13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
MCPOCG Jason Vanderhaden
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
A dialogue about leadership and the importance of the Master Chief Petty of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG). Former MCPOCG, Vincent Patton, Ph.D. also shares his perspectives and insights.
Aug 2020 - Virtual History Lecture
Military Historian; currently curator of military history at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History
Dr. Frank A. Blazich Jr.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Nov 2020 - Virtual History Lecture
Candid conversation with the distinguished co-author of: Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
Tayler Baldwin Kiland
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Reflections on High Performance Teams derived from the life and events of the prisoners of war held at the "Hanoi Hilton" in North Vietnam.
March 2022 - History Lecture
Peter Harrington is an author, military historian, and archaeologist, who curates the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection in the John Hay Library at Brown University where he has worked for over 37 years. A native of Manchester, England, he studied at London, Edinburgh, Simmons and Brown, and his research over the past three decades has focused on artists and images of war. For many years he taught a distance learning graduate course on the subject. His other area of research is Conflict Archaeology. He has authored and edited a number of books.
November 2022 - Virtual Lecture
Mastering the Art of Command: A Reflection
Admiral Chester Nimitz was one of the most effective military leaders of World War II. In his new book, Mastering the Art of Command: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Victory in the Pacific War, Trent Hone examines Admiral Nimitz's leadership and argues that Nimitz's effectiveness was based on an artistic approach that allowed him to maximize the potential of his command, wrest the initiative from the Japanese, and create the conditions for victory in the Pacific. In this talk, Mr. Hone will explore Nimitz's artistic approach in detail and highlight how core attributes of Nimitz's leadership allowed Nimitz and his subordinates to readily adapt and adjust to new information and maximize the effectiveness of their command and organizational structures. Mr. Hone will integrate command and operational history to describe the war as it appeared from Nimitz's headquarters and how Nimitz mastered the art of command.