The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors’ Lunch with Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) on Monday, November 5th, in the Belfer Center Library (L369)

Joe Sestak is serving his first-term as the Representative from Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District.  He is a graduate of the Kennedy School, and a long-time friend of the Belfer Center.

Born and raised in Delaware County, Joe Sestak spent 31 years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of three-star Admiral.

As a member of Congress, Sestak has worked to strengthen our country's national security and has proven that he can fix problems in a bipartisan manner.

During his distinguished career in the Navy, Sestak led a series of operational commands, culminating in the command of the George Washington aircraft carrier battle group, which consisted of 30 U.S. and allied ships, 15,000 sailors, and close to 100 aircraft. Under his watch, the George Washington battle group conducted combat operations in Afghanistan and precursor operations to the war in Iraq.  

Sestak also served in President Clinton's White House as the Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council. After 9/11, he was selected to serve as the first Director of "Deep Blue," the Navy's anti-terrorism unit where he worked to establish new strategies for the Navy to fight the Global War on Terror.

Sestak attended the U.S. Naval Academy, where he graduated second in his class. He holds a MPA, and a PhD in Political Economy and Government, from Harvard University.



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