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50th Reunion

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50th Reunion Update

The date of our 50th reunion will be set after the AAC sets the 2024 football schedule. From our class president: "The ’24 football schedule will not be available until early in ’24. By AAC rules, the schedule must be released by March 31st. The past two years it has come out before March. I have signed contracts for the second home game in the month of September 2024 (not necessarily the second home game).  Usually, the second September game is much later in the month than it was this year. The benefit to a September game is that we would avoid Boat Shows."

Memorial Tribute to Vice Admiral Bert Calland

Class Officers

President: John Yaeger

Vice President: Rusty Yeiser

Treasurer: Earle Babcock

Secretary: Roger McEvoy

USNA ’74
Class Leadership
Communication Practices

 

Distinguished Professor

The Honorable Donald P. Loren ’74 for being conferred the title of Distinguished Professor of Practice by the National Defense University in Washington, DC for his work as Professor of National Security and Resource Strategy at NDU’s Eisenhower School. Loren has over 45 years of national, international, and homeland security expertise. He recently completed an appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans & Posture, serving as the principal civilian advisor supporting the Secretary’s Title 10 responsibilities for the development, preparation, and review of military plans, including nuclear plans. He led development of strategic guidance and policy for, and conducted oversight of, U.S. global defense posture, contingency plans, and global force management. He advised the Secretary of Defense on crisis action planning when changes to the strategic environment required rapid adjustment of force levels and oversaw negotiation of international agreements related to access and protections for U.S. forces.

2022 Distinguished Graduate Award

Vice Admiral William Crowder ’74, USN (Ret.): Vice Admiral Crowder served 36 years as a Surface Warfare Officer, commanded the strike group that assisted in tsunami relief following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, was the U.S. 7th Fleet Commander, and completed his career as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans and Strategy.  As a commander, he spearheaded the Navy’s response to the attack on the Pentagon’s Navy Command Center on 9/11.  After retirement, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for a $1B business unit for Boeing, then started a consultancy practice.  Vice Admiral Crowder is the Director of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and National Museum and was Director of the Olmsted Foundation.  Vice Admiral William Crowder resides in Bradenton, FL.

 

'74 Book Club

Featuring books authored by our classmates

 

 

Sea Stories
by VADM Doug Crowder

 

 

 

 

More Sea Stories
by VADM Doug Crowder

 

 

Three Down and Locked by Larry Turner

 

 

 


To Hoist a Symbol Hue by Larry Turner

Other books by Larry:
Our Elizabeth

Tall Oaks: Living the Retirement Dream

Hometown Innocence Lost: Childhood Memoir of a Small Town Baby Boomer

It Starts With You: Turn Your Goals Into Success
by Fred Stuvek Jr.

 

 

 

 

The Experience of Leadership: Proven Examples from Successful Leaders

by Fred Stuvek Jr.

 

Camp Lejeune Command
by Ken Dunn

 

The Power of 3: Lessons in Leadership

by Steven Mays

Books featuring our classmates


 

Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586
by Andrew C. A. Jampoler

An account of Ed Caylor and his flight crew's desperate battle against the sea after ditching their P-3, and the heroic efforts to rescue them provide an engrossing true story of survival. Many other '74 classmates appear in this book.

 

Turning Points The Role of the State Department in Vietnam (1945–1975)
By Ambassador Thomas J. Corcoran Click here for more info. 35% discount until November 30, 2023

 

 

 

 

Heroes Lost and Now Found Vol II - Author Ron Wilson is offering complimentary copies of this book to any interested alumni. Heroes Lost and Now Found- focuses on graduates of the USNA who died during World War II. All the books are in a large 9 x 12 format (similar to a yearbook) and include numerous photographs and illustrations, as well as excerpts from historical Lucky Bags, Logs, and Tridents. Here is a link to his website, which provides more information on the series- USNavalAcademyHeritage.com. Any interested alumni can contact him at:  USNavalAcademyHeritage@gmail.com

 

 

Lost your Lucky Bag?
Download a copy here

Plebe Year Plus 3
By Shawn Smith '74
Reflections from 1st Class Year

 

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