Retired U.S. Navy Captain Gary (Yuri) Tabach Presents to the Public
Alaska World Affairs Council
The Alaska World Affairs Council is pleased to announce retired U.S. Navy Captain Gary (Yuri) Tabach will present to the public on “Checkmate: Predictions on Russia’s Maneuvering & the US Response,” Friday, February 17th, noon at the Dena’ina Center.
Captain Gary (Yuri) Tabach was born in Moscow, USSR and lived there until 1976 when his family immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1985, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Captain Tabach holds the distinction of being the first Soviet-born citizen to be commissioned an officer in the Armed Forces of the United States. At the end of his esteemed career, Captain Tabach served as Chief of Staff for the NATO Military Liaison Mission in Moscow, Russia. There he acted as the liaison between NATO’s Military Committee and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Captain Tabach will be joined by Russ Howell, the former Director of the American Russian Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Online pre-registration for this program is strongly encouraged and closes Monday, February 13th at midnight. Admission ranges from $15 for the lecture only to $30 or $35 for lunch, depending on membership status. Admission to this program is FREE for full-time students and active-duty military personnel. Online registration is required to qualify for complimentary admission.
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