In Memoriam

Distinguished Graduate Dr. Jack London ’59 dies at 83

Dr. Jack London, executive chairman and chairman of the board at CACI International and a 49-year company veteran, has died at the age of 83.

As the architect, CEO and executive chairman of the modern-era CACI, a worldwide leader in IT solutions for national security missions, Dr. J. Phillip “Jack” London ’59 had a spacious top-floor office in CACI’s Arlington, VA, headquarters. Glassed-in cases held some of London’s many awards for leadership, business and public service, along with mementos of the Naval Academy and his Navy career.

And on a wall that London could see from anywhere in the office were framed photos and medals of family members who served and sacrificed for their country. An uncle who landed on the beaches of Normandy and was killed a month later in hedgerow fighting. A cousin, a B-17 bombardier who died from flak wounds during a bombing run over Germany. His wife’s nephew, killed in action in Iraq.

London had been successful at the highest levels of the corporate and public worlds. But at the core of his achievements were the values reflected in his office—family, country, service, character. They had motivated him since childhood and continued to drive him.