Events & Programs

Distinguished Graduate Award Program

The Distinguished Graduate Award was established in 1998 to honor graduates who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to service, personal character and distinguished contributions to our nation. On 12 May 2017 the Alumni Association Board of Trustees formalized the program by approving the Distinguished Graduate Award Program Guidelines resolution.

The Distinguished Graduate Award (DGA) is given annually to a graduate of the United States Naval Academy nominated by a member of the Association and selected by the DGA Selection Panel. The recipient will receive a medal and is expected to attend the DGA Ceremony. 

DGA Recipients by Ceremony Year 
DGA Recipients by Class Year

Key Dates for 2019

1 July 2018: Nomination Open
22 October 2018: Nomination Deadline
22 March 2019: Medal Ceremony
2019 Announcement 

2019 DGA Medal Ceremony RSVP


Nomination Package Guidelines (PDF)

Full Description of the Award/Criteria (PDF)