U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Award Recipients
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 18, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a special
ceremony before the Brigade of Midshipmen, the Superintendent, Vice Admiral
Michael Miller '74, USN; and Admiral Robert J. Natter '67, USN, (Ret.),
chairman of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni
Association; will recognize and honor four Naval Academy graduates for
lifelong achievement with the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
Distinguished Graduate Award on March 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall at the
Naval Academy. Each recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Graduate Award has
demonstrated commitment to a lifetime of service and has made significant
contributions to the U.S. Naval Academy, the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the
The 2013 recipients are: Mr. Roger E. Tetrault '63; The Honorable John S. Redd
'66, USN (Ret.); Ambassador Richard L. Armitage '67 and Admiral Thomas B.
Fargo '70, USN (Ret.).
"Our 2013 Distinguished Graduates join an elite group of leaders who serve as
a true example to today's Brigade of Midshipmen," said Byron Marchant '78,
president and CEO, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation. "They
are the embodiment of the Naval Academy mission and represent a range of
achievement and service to the Naval Academy community and the country."
oRoger E. Tetrault, Class of 1963, served primarily as a surface warfare
officer after graduation. He established the Naval Academy Ethics
Leadership Chair. While at the Naval Nuclear Fuel Division of Babcock and
Wilcox, he led the program to develop a new generation of naval nuclear
reactors that would last the life of a ship, thereby saving the Navy
billions of dollars in future costs. He is the former president of the
Electric Boat Shipyard. He served with NASA on the Advisory Council,
International Space Station Task Force, Columbia Accident Investigation
Board and National Research Council Committee for the Hubble Telescope and
was awarded their Distinguished Public Service Medal. Prior to
retirement, he served as chairman and CEO of McDermott International and
is currently serving on the Naval Academy Foundation Board of Directors.
oThe Honorable John S. Redd, Class of 1966, served in the surface warfare
community following graduation from the Academy. He retired as a vice
admiral, having commanded eight organizations at sea, including founding
the first new fleet in half a century, U.S. Fifth Fleet in the Middle
East. He served as Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of
the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and was selected by President
George W. Bush to serve as the first Senate-confirmed director of the
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). He has served as president of
his Naval Academy class, as well as on the Naval Academy Alumni
Association Board of Trustees.
oAmbassador Richard L. Armitage, Class of 1967, selected service as a
surface warfare officer when he graduated from the Academy. He organized
and led the evacuation of 30,000 South Vietnamese personnel and assets at
the close of the Vietnam War; served as ambassador to the newly
independent states following the dissolution of the Soviet Union; and was
the 13th Deputy Secretary of State. He is a frequent lecturer at the
Naval Academy, is a Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship Foundation
trustee and is currently chairman and CEO of his own company, Armitage
oAdmiral Thomas B. Fargo, USN (Ret.), Class of 1970, selected service in
the nuclear power submarine community upon graduating from the Naval
Academy. He served as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet; served as
Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; and was awarded the Vice Admiral James
Bond Stockdale award for Inspirational Leadership. He is currently
serving on the Naval Academy Foundation Board of Directors, and is also
the chairman of Huntington Ingalls Industries, which build ships and
submarines for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.
For more information, please visit www.usna.com/dga.
MEDIA ALERT: If you would like to attend the ceremony, please contact Samantha
Richer (contact details below). The 2013 Distinguished Graduate Award
recipients will be available for interviews prior to the ceremony from 3:30 to
4:00 p.m. by appointment.
Contact: Samantha Richer
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
SOURCE U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
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