December 7, 2016

Colloquium Speaker: Alan D. Zimm

Dr. Alan D. Zimm (Commander, USN, Retired) has degrees in Physics, Operations Research, and Public Administration/Policy Analysis from UCLA, the Naval Postgraduate School, and USC.  He served in the US Navy as a nuclear power qualified surface warfare officer, and currently is an Aviation Strike Systems Analyst at the Applied Physics Laboratory.  He is the author of The Attack on Pearl Harbor: Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions.  He has been awarded the Arleigh Burke Award from the US Naval Institute and the Distinguished Citation Award from the University of Southern California.

Colloquium Topic: The Perils of Technological Transformation: A Critical Analysis of the Attack on the Fleet at Pearl Harbor

This presentation will walk through the attack on the fleet on a minute-by-minute basis, examining the impact of technology on the decisions and outcomes of the attack.  Several myths about the attack will be examined.