Naval History and Heritage Command

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Director's Corner 


Director Cox with two Pearl Harbor survivors, 2016

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, 8 December 2016 (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando).


Welcome to the NHHC Director's Corner!

In November 2016, Director Cox initiated a series of "H-grams." Inspired by the late 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 draws on archival material, historic imagery, and written and oral history. In addition to the H-grams reproduced here, you’ll find links to Director Cox’s regular contributions to The Sextant, NHHC’s blog. The linked content 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

Director Cox’s H-Gram 025 covers Operation Galvanic (the U.S. invasion of Tarawa and Makin in the Gilbert Islands in November 1943), as well as the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) fire in January 1969. It also wraps up previous coverage (H-Grams 014, 024) of the January 1968 USS Pueblo (AGER-2) incident with a wrap-up of North Korea's release of her surviving crewmen in December of that year. 

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: Thu Jan 31 14:48:26 EST 2019