The community is invited to meet and greet the author of Between Land and Sea, Rear Admiral Philip Dur, at a book signing at Clemenza’s at Uptown on July 12, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. This insightful read recounts Admiral Dur’s vast experience over thirty years in the U.S. Navy and offers a look into Dur’s opportunities overseas.
Read about the admiral’s assignment as a US Defense attaché in Paris, working with the highest levels of the French national security establishment as the Cold War ended and as war erupted in the Persian Gulf. Dur also writes about the challenges of commanding ships and a Carrier Battle Group as well as strategy and policy assignments, including leading the navy’s strategy division and serving as Director of Political-Military Affairs on the NSC staff, advising and briefing President Ronald Reagan on critical events in the Middle East.
Dur received many accolades honoring his service and dedication to his naval career including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal (oak leaf cluster), the Legion of Merit (two gold stars), the Meritorious Service Medal (two gold stars), the Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement medals, and the Navy-Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon. Dur was also made a member of the French Ordre National du Merite in the grade of Commandeur.
With detailed stories and clear recollections of Dur’s time in the U.S. Navy, Between Land and Sea is a must-read for the next generation of operators and strategists. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. This book signing event is free and is open to the public. No RSVP is required to meet Admiral Philip Dur and get your copy signed.