ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Admiral Robert J. Natter '67, USN (Ret.), chair, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees, and Byron F. Marchant '78, president and CEO, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation, are pleased to make the following announcement:
On 8 December 2017, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Award Selection Panel, chaired by Admiral Michael G. Mullen '68, USN (Ret.), selected the following alumni as 2018 Distinguished Graduates: Rear Admiral Lawrence C. Chambers '52, USN (Ret.); Admiral James R. Hogg '56, USN (Ret.); Senator John S. McCain III '58; Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. '68, USMC (Ret.); Mr. Steven S. Reinemund '70; and Admiral Timothy J. Keating '71, USN (Ret.).
The formal Distinguished Graduate Award ceremony will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy on March 23, 2018. More information on the recipients and the Distinguished Graduate Award program will be shared in 2018.
Background on the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Award
Established in 1999, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association's Distinguished Graduate Award is being presented for the 20th time by the Alumni Association to recognize living graduates of the Naval Academy who have provided a lifetime of distinguished service to the nation or armed forces, have made significant contributions to the nation via their public service, provided the Brigade of Midshipmen living role models for the Navy and Marine Corps core values and the value of a Naval Academy experience and have demonstrated a strong interest in supporting and advancing the Navy and/or Marine Corps and the United States Naval Academy.
The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association is a non-profit, independent, self-supporting corporation with more than 60,000 members, 75 active alumni classes, 100 chapters and 83 parent clubs around the world.
SOURCE U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association