Naval History and Heritage Command

Director's Corner 


Director Cox with two Pearl Harbor survivors, 2016
Description: NHHC Director Samuel Cox, left, and Pearl Harbor survivors Wetzel Sanders and Geb Galle attend the remembrance ceremony for the crew members of the USS Nevada killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 8, 2016. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando.

Welcome to the NHHC Director's Corner!

In this section, Director Sam Cox shares the stories behind historic photos, combat art, artifacts, and archival documents. In November 2016, Director Cox initiated a series of H-grams. Inspired by Admiral Zumwalt’s series of Z-grams used to communicate with Sailors throughout the Navy, H-grams are an avenue by which NHHC provides significant historical context to aid today’s decision-makers. H-grams and associated attachments reflect Director Cox’s personal assessment, aided by NHHC historians, of significant events in U.S. Navy history. Each H-gram consists of a note from Director Cox with featured imagery, artifacts, or archival documents providing further context. In addition to the H-grams reproduced here, you’ll find links to Director Cox’s regular contributions to NHHC’s blog The Sextant. The content below explores a variety of topics but consistently emphasizes the importance of honoring the service of Sailors throughout history and understanding the relevance of the past to today’s Navy.

New from Director Cox

H-Gram 005. In his fifth H-gram, Director Cox focuses on the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first carrier-versus-carrier battle in history. He also provides a brief overview of the war in the Atlantic during the first months after Pearl Harbor.

Content Library

Click the links below to access previously issued H-grams and earlier blogs from Director Cox. For biographical information and text of speeches given by Director Cox, please see his biography page.

Published:Mon Apr 24 10:23:22 EDT 2017