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Foundation News “Armed with Insight!” Number 74 | Fall 2014 | Triannual CONTENTS

President and CEO’s Letter Trustees

Upcoming Events

Semper Fidelis Golf, Russell Leadership Lunch, West Coast Semper Fidelis Award

Command Support

MCU Graduation and Award Ceremonies

MCU News

Development Events Have You Heard

The Oppenheimer-Stein Marine Corps Scholarship at Harvard


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Corporate Member Program 14 Friends of the Foundation Donate Today

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Marine Corps University Academic Year 2013–14

Marine University Corps recently

graduated students from the following: Marine Corps War


(MCWAR), School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW), Command and Staf f College (CSC), and College of Distance Education and Training (CDET). The Military Guest of Honor was General John J. Paxton.

The resident Class

BGen Tom Weidley, Gen John Paxton, ACMC, Col Keil Gentry,

of 2014 consisted of 276 students including 146 Marine Officers, 28 Army Officers, 24 Navy Officers, 23 Air Force Officers, 2 Coast Guard Officers, 17 civilians from various U.S. Government Agencies and 34 Foreign Military Officers from 30 countries. In addition, the Command and Staff College Distance Education Program Class of 2014 consisted of 698 students, including 603 Marine Officers, 5 Army Officers, 39 Navy Officers, 15 Air Force Officers, 3 Coast Guard Officers, 9 civilians and 24 Foreign Military Officers from 10 countries.

Col Mike Morris, Col John Fitzpatrick, Col Terrence Kerrigan (Ret). Photo by Jill James Photography

This was an exceptionally exciting year as we had two Sergeants Major graduate with Master’s Degrees. They were the first Senior Enlisted to graduate in the history of the University. BZ!

Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award Luncheon

Mr. James J. Dunne III October 9, 2014 Page 3

SgtMaj Jonathan S. Henry and SgtMaj Scott D. Hamm. Photo by LCpl Samuel Fenandez

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