The Making of the Modern Marine Corps: Seminar with David Ulbrich 21 February 2015
Preparing for Victory: Thomas Holcomb
and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps
with Author David Ulbrich
Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY
Continental breakfast is at 10:30 AM. Presentation is at 11:00 AM.
Explore the dramatic expansion of the Marine Corps as author and historian David Ulbrich describes how Commandant Thomas Holcomb helped establish it as America’s premier amphibious assault force.
Examining Thomas Holcomb’s role as commandant of the US Marine Corps during the Great Depression and the Second World War, Ulbrich contends that his maritime strategic ability matched those of Admirals Chester Nimitz and Ernest King. Despite Holcomb’s success, however, he has been given short shrift in histories of the Marine Corps. To correct the oversight, Ulbrich tells the fascinating story of how Holcomb molded the Corps into a modern force-in-readiness.
The public is invited. Please contact the National Maritime Historical Society at
914-737-7878, ext. 0, or email NMHS@seahistory.org if you plan to attend.
A $5 to $10 donation is appreciated. If you would also like to join us for lunch following the presentation, it is $22 prepaid, with cash bar. Lunch reservations required.