National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Gen. James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

NPC Luncheon with Gen. James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

August 28, 2012 12:30 PM

Location: Ballroom

General James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, will discuss the role of the Marines as America's crisis response force at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, August 28. Since being confirmed in October 2010 as the first career aviator to lead the Marines, Gen. Amos has overseen a force exhausted by a decade of war. He recently embarked on a worldwide tour to warn Marines to clean up their act after a series of embarrassing incidents pointed to a breakdown in the storied discipline of the Corps.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $19 for Press Club members, $30 for guests of members, and $37 for general admission. To reserve tickets, please e-mail or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

Members wishing to attend the VIP reception must RSVP 48 hours before the luncheon event by emailing Please write the name of the speaker and the date of luncheon in the subject line. This email will be your confirmation and you will not receive a call back or a confirmation. Space may be limited for some receptions. Members may invite up to 2 guests to the VIP reception. For more information on Luncheon VIP reception policies click here.

To submit a question in advance, put AMOS in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.