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Topic: China Perspectives
Topic: China Perspectives

Wed, Feb 07


University Club of Santa Barbara

Topic: China Perspectives

Speaker: Rear Admiral John F. Weigold, IV, Retired, United States Navy

Online Registration is Closed
Please call 805-252-4952

Time & Location

Feb 07, 2024, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM PST

University Club of Santa Barbara, 1332 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

About the event


2:30PM Check- In

2:45PM Call to Order: Professor Colleen Graffy

3:00pm Presentation & Q&A : RADM Weigold

4:00PM Informal Reception in Club Living Room with light refreshments and hosted wine. No-host bar available. 5:00PM Adjourn

Rear Adm. John F. Weigold is a Connecticut native and the son of a Navy UDT/Frogman veteran. He is a 1984 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College and the Joint Forces Staff College. Following Surface Warfare Officer (Basic) School in Newport, Rhode Island in 1984, he reported to USS JOHN KING (DDG 3) in Norfolk, Virginia for tours as Gunnery Officer and Damage Control Assistant, Auxiliaries and Electrical Officer. In 1987, reported on board USS CARON (DD 970), also in Norfolk, Virginia, as Navigator and Administration/Personnel Officer.

Weigold has commanded seven Reserve units, including USS BELKNAP (CG 26), Fleet Training Group Guantanamo Bay Detachment 102, Afloat Training Group Mayport Detachment 201, U.S. Southern Command, Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE Detachment 316, Commander, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet, and U.S. European Command Detachment 0193. Other reserve unit assignments include Iceland Defense Force and United States Forces Korea Detachment 102.

Weigold was recalled to active duty in June 2006 as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations (N3) for Commander, Naval Forces Korea in Seoul, South Korea. He has also served on active duty in various joint, combined and coalition activities and exercises throughout the United States, Asia, South America, Europe, and the Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean and Indian Oceans.

As a flag officer, Weigold was assigned to his last role as Reserve Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet from December 2015 to October 2017. His previous flag assignments included service as the Deputy Commander, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan and as Deputy Director, Operations at U.S. Pacific Command in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Among his military decorations, Weigold has been the recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (four awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as various unit and individual service awards.

RADM Weigold retired from the Navy in 2017. He serves as a faculty member and lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, and resides in Santa Barbara CA.

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