ADM Robert J. Natter, USN (Ret.) '67
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Admiral Natter completed a distinguished naval career in 2003 and is now the president of R. J. Natter & Associates, LLC, a national consulting firm specializing in corporate and defense strategy. He also serves on the Board of Directors of BAE Systems, Inc., a global defense, security and aerospace company.
During his 37 years on active duty, Admiral Natter held commands worldwide, including Commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, Commander of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Commander of all U.S. Navy and Coast Guard homeland defense forces under the U.S. Northern Command, and Commander-in-Chief of the NATO Western Atlantic Command.
After joining the naval reserve at age 17, Admiral Natter completed one year of enlisted service before entering the U. S. Naval Academy. Since his graduation and commissioning in 1967, Admiral Natter has maintained close ties with the Academy. He is a Life Member of the USNA Alumni Association; a member of the Naval Academy's Memorial Oversight Committee; on the Board of the National UDT/SEAL Museum; served as Chair of the Distinguished Graduate Award Selection Committee; is a Trustee of the Athletic and Scholarship Programs Foundation; served as Chair of the CEO Search Committee; and is a President’s Circle donor.