Called To Serve Speaker Series

Members of the Naval Academy alumni and friend community share their perspectives on critical topics, the Academy mission and the role of service—of all kinds—in their lives.

A Place to Call Home: Alumni Association and Foundation Center Update 
4 February 1100 - 1200 EST

Join us Thursday, 4 February from 11 a.m. – 12 noon EST for an update on the future U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation Center. The Project Committee Chairman, ADM Robert J. Natter ’67, USN (Ret.), will lead the discussion and be joined by Architect Sabret Flocos and CDR Craig Washington ’89, USN (Ret.), Vice President of Engagement at the Alumni Association. The presenters will take you inside the project, highlighting key milestones, next steps and the potential impact of the new facility—and how you can be a part of it.

This event provides an opportunity to learn more about this distinctive initiative—the first facility in history dedicated to the achievements of the U.S. Naval Academy alumni community. In addition to their presentations, all panelists will welcome questions about the project and what it means for the Naval Academy alumni network.

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In January 202, the series continued with "Unclassified Briefing: Recent Russian Cyber Attacks on the U.S. Government." The event featured USNA Center for Cyber Security Studies Leaders examining the long-term pact of recent breaches of U.S. agencies by Russian hackers.  

In October 2020, NASCAR Truck Series driver LCDR Jesse Iwuji ’10, USNR, was interviewed about his life in the Navy and NASCAR by Shipmate Managing Editor Jimmy DeButts. And he even took us on a thrilling drive around the track in his racing simulator. LCDR Iwuji  began his NASCAR racing career in 2015, and he shared his journey from earning an appointment to the Academy as a first-generation Nigerian American to playing football and beating Army and Air Force all four years to serving on minesweeper and amphibious warfare ships to becoming the only current military service member racing in NASCAR’s national levels.  Jesse joined the Naval Reserve in 2017 and he described the challenges of balancing his racing career with military responsibilities. His story is an inspiring example of passion, persistence and perseverance. Learn more about Jesse at