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Great news from Trustee Mr. Chris Oprison. He has accepted a partnership at Akerman LLP (a Miami-based firm). Chris will be splitting time equally between Akerman’s Washington, D.C. and Miami, Florida offices, working both to build the Washington litigation/government investigations group and to also break into the robust South Florida legal market (principally, civil/criminal fraud defense, public corruption/white collar defense, and international investigations) . . . Congratulations Chris!

Mr. Chris Oprison

The Foundation’s newest Trustee, Mr. Paul Caliendo, has undertaken the daunting challenge of riding across America. Paul is taking part in the Cross Country Challenge provided by “America by Bicycle.” The group left San Francisco on June 1st and will arrive in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on July 22 after having amassed 3,845 miles. He has raised in the form of donations and pledges over $31,000 in support for the Foundation.

Col Larry Brom, BGen Tom Draude, and MajGen Arnold Fields

MCUF and Brigadier General Tom Draude were honored to became a Commemorative Partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Program. The Commemorative Partner Program assists a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families especially those who lost loved ones. Attending the ceremony on June 16, 2014 were Major General Arnold Fields, USMC (Ret); Colonel Larry Brom, USA (Ret); Vic Lopez, Public Affairs; Trina Chisholm, Events; SGT Henry Salice, USA Events and Logistics; Sandy O’Dea, Events, and, the MCUF Staff.

Brian Caliendo and Dad, Paul Caliendo

MCWAR hosted a “Farewell” on June 17, 2014 for Dr. Chris Harmon, who has held the Horner Chair of Military Studies for the past 4 years. Good luck in all your future endeavors, Dr. Harmon!

We also welcome aboard Dr. Sebastian Gorka coming to us from the National Defense University, to fill the Horner Chair for the coming academic year. Welcome, Dr. Gorka!

Dr. Chris Harmon In Memoriam

General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., USMC (Ret) passed away at his home in Virginia on April 2nd. He was 78 years old. General Mundy was the 30th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and he served as the Chairman for the Marine Corps University Foundation Board from 1995 until 2010. He is survived by

his daughter Betsy, and sons, Sam and Tim. He was a great Marine. Rest in peace, General.


Mrs. Sarah Singleton Calvery passed away at her home in Tennessee on April 25th. She was 73 years old and a devoted Church member. Sarah was the eldest sister of Sergeant Walter Singleton, in memory of whom the Singleton Distinguished Lecture Series was established. She is survived by her loving husband M.H. “Buddy,” daughter

Sandy, and son George, and her many extended family members. Rest in peace, dear Sarah.

Dr. Sebastian Gorka

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