June Monthly Lunch Announced

  • Friday June 4: 11:30-13:00
  • Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen
  • $30 Non-members; Members $5 off with code

“A Warfare of Dockyards”: Expeditious Shipbuilding in the War of 1812.  Lunch & presentation with William Prom ‘09, writer & historian.
During the War of 1812, two self-taught American shipbuilders, the brothers Adam and Noah Brown, made everything from gunboats to ships of the line for the U.S. Navy—including the most successful privateers, the sloop of war Peacock, and the first steam-powered warship, Demologos. However, their most impressive work occurred in the wilderness around the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. The presentation will illustrate some of their impressive feats and provide insight into current debates about raising and maintaining our modern navy.

William Prom commissioned into the Marine Corps after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2009 with a B.S. in History. In the Marine Corps, he served as an artillery officer for 5th Battalion, 11th Marines at Camp Pendleton, CA. He deployed to the Helmand province of Afghanistan in 2012 as a HIMARS Fire Direction Officer and on the 13th MEU in 2013-2014 as the BLT 1/4 Fire Support Officer and Fire Support Coordinator. William left the Marine Corps in 2014 and now works as a writer for CareerPro Global. His freelance work generally focuses on early U.S. Naval history and can be found in Naval History, CIMSEC, Real Clear Defense, and elsewhere.


  • TxGC Members, use the discount code, provided via email, at check out
  • Attendance limited to meet COVID protocols