Throughout the Cold War, and on into the present day, America’s most powerful and effective deterrent against nuclear attack has been the Triad system, consisting of land-based strategic missiles, manned long-range bombers, and submarine-launched nuclear missiles. The latter leg of the triad was the bailiwick of today’s speaker. As a naval engineering duty officer, Jim Jones played a major role in development of the submarines that carried this vital segment of our national defense. After many years working for the US Navy, both in uniform and as head of his own engineering company, Jim decided to retire. And, of course, he wanted to put all that expertise to work. So, naturally, he became a musician and band leader, along with a variety of other civic activities. Clearly a man of many parts, he has agreed to talk to ANA about the fascinating world of our nation’s protective umbrella that operates from under the sea.
OUR SPEAKER JIM JONES WAS AN ACTIVE DUTY
LIEUTENANT IN THE USNR