Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner

General Mattis accepts his award


  • 22 February 2014

  • Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington Virginia

The 2014 Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner was, once again, a smashing success this year. Each year the Marine Corps University Foundation honors an American of distinction with its Semper Fidelis Award. Presented annually at the Foundation’s black-tie dinner, the award was established to honor a leader who exemplifies high principles and dedicated service to our country. 

Award Recipient for 2014

General James N. Mattis, USMC (Ret)

The 2014 Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner was held Saturday, February 22, at The Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.  The Foundation’s Trustees, Military Guests of Honor, present and former Commandants of the Marine Corps, U. S. Department of Defense officials, a majority of the Washington area Marine Corps senior leadership, members of Congress, and many leaders from the private sector were among the guests. 

To see a copy of the fantanstic speech given by General Mattis, please click here.

If you missed this Award Dinner please put a Save the Date for the Award Dinner for next year- late February, 2015.  Seating is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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