Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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 (BB-36) 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 Sam Cox's H-Gram 053 covers the end of the Imperial Japanese Navy during July-September 1945, the Japanese surrender that culminated in the formal ceremony onboard the battleship Missouri (BB-63) on 2 September 1945, and, moving forward four and a half decades, Director Cox's recollections of events during Operation Desert Shield in September 1990.

 
 
 
Content Library

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

Published: Wed Sep 16 12:43:49 EDT 2020