The United States Navy Memorial's Fantail Breakfast Series is an exclusive networking opportunity for our corporate partners to hear from and network with senior leaders in the Navy and Department of Defense.  Guests have the opportunity to hear from these senior leaders and gain industry knowledge that isn’t widely available to the public. Each breakfast is conducted under “Chatham House” rule and are invite-only, click here to inquire about an invite.



What is a Fantail?

The Fantail Breakfast draws its inspiration from the fantail of the ship where crewmembers can often be found sharing information.


Can my Organization Sponsor a Breakfast?

Yes!  With sponsorship comes tickets at the head table with our distinguished speaker, an opportunity to introduce our speaker, and recognition on all event correspondence.  To learn more, contact Lisa Barker.



2018 Fantail Breakfast Speaker Schedule

18 Apr  Adm John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations

20 Jun  VADM “Kid” Donegan, Director, Navy Staff, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

11 Jul   Adm Frank Caldwell, Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

12 Sep  The Honorable Joseph D. Kernan, VADM, USN (Ret.), Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence 

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Questions? Contact Lisa Barker at or (202) 380.0782