The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is proud to announce that General James Mattis, USMC (Ret.) will receive the 9th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service at the organization’s 2013 Annual Dinner. General Mattis will also deliver the keynote address at the event, which will be held in Philadelphia – the birthplace of the Marine Corps – on Monday, November 18, 2013.  His topic: Reflections of a Combatant Commander in a Turbulent World.

Dr. John R. Ballard has accepted a new position to establish the United Arab Emirates National Defense College in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

RADM Frank A. Morneau, Class of 2007

Tuesday, 07 May 2013 Published in Alumni Updates

RADM Frank A. Morneau will be assigned as commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command/commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Pacific, Virginia Beach, Va. Morneau is currently serving as deputy director, expeditionary warfare, N95B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, DC.

Courtesy DoD Press Release.

James Stavridis, the Navy admiral who is NATO’s top military commander and oversees all American forces under the U.S. European Command, has been selected for appointment as the dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University, the nation’s oldest graduate-only school of international affairs. 

Investigating federal programs to make sure public dollars are spent wisely

By The Partnership for Public Service

For the past five years, federal watchdog Steve Lord has been looking at airport body scanners and baggage screening equipment differently than most of the traveling public, focusing an objective, critical eye on airport security systems and machinery, and informing powerful people about what he sees.

Maj. Gen. Robert P. Otto, Class of 2000

Thursday, 11 April 2013 Published in Alumni Updates

USAF Maj. Gen. Robert P. Otto has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy chief of staff, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, USAF HQ, Pentagon, Washington, DC.

Courtesy DoD Press Release.

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