On 16 August, the Naval War College held its annual convocation ceremony. The video, produced by the college's alumni affairs office, begins with an overview of the history of the college by Museum Director Dr. John B. Hattendorf. President of the Naval War College Rear Admiral John Christenson speaks about the meaning of the college today as does this year's recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award, Dr. Clifford L. Stanley. Stanley, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, is a retired major general in the United States Marine Corps who graduated from the NWC College of Distance Education in 1983.
The very first academic convocation ceremony was held at the beginning of the academic year on 24 August 1972 when President of the Naval War College Vice Admiral Stanfield Turner addressed the staff and faculty in full academic attire.
|VADM Turner leads first NWC convocation in front of Luce Hall|
Video, Naval War College Alumni Affairs
Image, Naval War College Museum