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The United States Navy Memorial's newest program, Bridge Wing Chats, is a forum for junior sailors and civilians to engage with senior Navy leadership on current topics which have a strategic impact on the Navy. 

Most Bridge Wing Chats will be moderated panel discussions in which the audience may interact with our speakers and distinguished guests about the challenges that come with protecting our national security and maritime dominance.  Variations to this format may be used. Please be advised that some conversations in this series might be held under “Chatham House Rule".

What is a Bridge Wing Chat?

The name represents conversations held every day on the bridge wings of ships at sea between senior, seasoned leaders and less experienced and more junior Sailors where wisdom is passed, experiences are shared, and intellectual horizons are broadened. 

We encourage all naval enthusiasts to attend, including Navy staff, think-tank members, congressional staffers, corporate leaders, representatives from the media, and others with an interest in Navy affairs. This series is a great opportunity for our partners and supporters to build and cement relationships through powerful networking.   

This is an invite-only event. To inquire about an invite, click here. Ground rules are on a case by case basis ranging from chatham house rule to the event being live-streamed.


Can my Organization Sponsor a Bridge Wing Chat?

Yes! With sponsorship comes priority seating and recognition on all event correspondence. To learn more, contact Mandy Hurd.

To learn more about program and event dates,
visit our Events Page.


Questions? Contact Robert Parker at or (202) 380.0723